About our team

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Dr. Philip Loring

Phil is a human ecologist with fifteen years experience on issues related to sustainability and food systems. He’s an associate professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Guelph, where he holds the Arrell Chair in Food, Policy, and Society. Phil is most known for his work in the Arctic and Subarctic, though he has also worked in Mexico, the Canadian Prairies, and Europe.

Follow Phil on Twitter @ConserveChange

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Dr. Hannah Harrison

Hannah is a social scientist who has worked on issues related to salmon fisheries in Alaska, Norway, and Germany. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Guelph. She has also served in the US Peace Corps.

Follow Hannah on Twitter @AK_Fiscience

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Bojan Fürst

Bojan is a skilled journalist and photographer who has been telling stories about rural communities for a decade. He is currently the Manager of Knowledge Mobilization for the Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development.

You can follow his spectacular photography on Instagram @BojanFurst


Dr. Kelly Vodden

Kelly is a highly regarded coastal researcher based at Memorial University of Newfoundland-Grenfell Campus. She’s an expert on community resilience and innovation. She is in charge of East-coast network development for Coastal Routes.

Follow Kelly on Twitter @Kelly_Vodden

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Dr. Doug Clark

Doug holds the Centennial Chair in Human Dimensions of Sustainability, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan. His research program’s overarching goal is to advance human dignity together with biological conservation. He is known for his work on natural resource co-management and human-polar bear conflict. Doug leads North-coast network development for Coastal Routes

Follow Doug on Twitter @YukonDoug

Faisal Moola

Faisal is a conservation ecologist and Associate Professor at the University of Guelph. Before joining the University of Guelph, Prof. Faisal Moola worked for the David Suzuki Foundation for over 15 years. He has contributed to a number of significant conservation and sustainability policy outcomes in Canada, including the protection of over 2 million hectares rainforest in British Columbia. Faisal will help craft Coastal Routes student experiences, and ensure a wide reach for Coastal Routes products.

Follow Faisal on Twitter @Faisal_moola

Nathan Bennett

Nathan is a social science at the University of British Columbia. He is a Liber Ero and Trudeau fellow. His research explores such topics as social equity and governance, responses of small-scale fishing communities to environmental and social change, and indigenous perspectives approaches to conservation.

Follow Nathan on Twitter @NathanJBennett 

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Yanik Rozon

Yanik is a 3rd-year undergraduate student in International Development at the University of Guelph with interests in environmental sustainability, community development and education. She is currently writing for Coastal Routes about her experiences with as an intern with Live & Learn Fiji, working on their Pacific Risk Resilience Program which aims to reinforce climate change resilience of local communities.