Gillian is the SIP’s Extension Specialist, translating and mobilizing the vast knowledge on innovative silviculture in B.C. and guiding the creation of new knowledge to address research gaps. She has a Bachelors of Science with a specialization in Conservation Science from Trent University (Peterborough, ON) and a Masters of Science from the University of Victoria (Victoria, BC).
She has worked in research labs, provincial governments, and environmental non-profits on some of our biggest conservation challenges, like woodland caribou recovery, land use planning, and cumulative impacts in B.C., Alberta, and Ontario. She brings her research background and her experience in public advocacy and public education to the Extension Program.
Gillian grew up on the Great Lakes of Ontario, the daughter of two biologists, and has since fallen in love with Canada’s vast boreal forest, now residing in Edmonton.