Ariane is a graduate student at the University of Manitoba pursuing a Master of Natural Resource Management from the Natural Resource Institute. She began working on this project in January 2017 as part of her undergraduate honours thesis to complete her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Sciences at the University of Winnipeg. She focused her research on environmental impact assessment and its implications for litigation in Gujarat, India. Ariane has always had an interest in human nature interactions and finding ways to make these more sustainable. She continues to study environmentalism in India in preparation for her Master’s thesis.
Cassandra is a graduate of the Master of Development practice program at the University of Winnipeg, which is an interdisciplinary program that aims to prepare individuals for work in the field of community development. She has spent time working on research projects in partnership with the Manitoba Research Alliance in Northern Manitoba focusing on community economic development. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Development studies at the Menno Simons College and is interested in finding sustainable solutions to socioeconomic issues.
Sean is nearing completion of a Bachelor of Sciencein Environmental Studies and Sciences at the University of Winnipeg with a focus on forest policy and management. Throughout this program, Sean has developed an appreciation and fascination of the complex natural world, which hasenhanced his passion to safeguard the environment and engage in issues of sustainability. He is currently part of an interdisciplinary team working on a community-based research project called the “Landside Learning Garden”, which emphasizes multi-stakeholder collaboration, community engagement, and knowledge mobilization.Sean enjoys anything that allows him to get out and experience the world from unique perspectives.
Tyler is a recent graduate of the International Development Studies program at the Menno Simons College. His experience growing up in a small farming community in southern Manitoba influenced his education and research passions. He is most interested in understanding how rural farming communities are impacted by economic development at the national and international levels. Currently, Tyler works for Mennonite Central Committee in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. His position includes working with several Cambodian NGOs, in both urban and rural settings, on areas of evaluating project effectiveness and how to create sustainable change in Cambodia.