In partnership with The North Coast Innovation Lab & Ecotrust Canada
Creating new forms of collaboration, capacity and partnership for initiatives in Prince Rupert so the community can strengthen its social and economic resilience and wellbeing. - NCIL
This year the North Coast Ecology Centre Society has aquired an Ecology Centre Development Coordinator, who will live and work in Prince Rupert from January to September 2020.
Jasmeen is from London, England and has lived in the Greater Toronto Area since 2009. Jasmeen is working towards completing a Masters in Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph, ON. She also hold a BSc in Wildlife biology and Conservation. Her research project undertaken with Dr. Jennifer Silver involves interpretation and analysis of federal government data and policies. Specifically, it addresses undefined fisheries access for small-scale communities in BC through an extensive analysis of landing patterns for commercial pacific salmon fisheries. Jasmeen's interests include environmental research and sustainability, entrepreneurship, and exploration of environmental law and policy. In the future, after the completion of her master’s degree, Jasmeen plans to attend law school, at home in the UK, to further pursue her interests in environmental law and policy.
Outside of academia, Jasmeen enjoys being active, she likes yoga and hiking and looks forward to exploring the outdoors during her time on the North West Coast.
Jasmeen is working towards actualizing the ecology centre. She works closely with the NCECS board of directors and a consultant to plan and execute our 2020 season. She is working to help identify and obtain the necessary financial, human and material resources for the ecology centre. Additionally, she engages with stakeholders, partners and community members to collaborate on different perspectives. Later in the year, Jasmeen will research best practices in design, education and animal care for small centres.