The Advisory Committee is an independent body with the main role of informing CLIMAtlantic on the needs, trends, and emerging climate issues facing Atlantic Canadians so that CLIMAtlantic can tailor their programs and services to best assist all users and decision makers.
Halifax Regional Municipality
Nancy Anningson is the Climate Change Specialist – Adaptation, for the Environment & Climate Change, Halifax
Ecology Action Centre
Will Balser is the Coastal Adaptation Coordinator with the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax, NS
Dr. Charles P.-A. Bourque is Professor of Hydrometeorology, Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick.
Erin Burbridge is the Director of Programs and Policy at Clean Foundation and oversees programs relating to coastal restoration and adaptation and low-carbon transportation.
Dr. David Burton
Dr. David Burton is a soil scientist at Dalhousie University studying opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and how soil management can increase the resiliency of agriculture to climate change.
Adam Cheeseman lives and works in unceded Mi’kmaq territory in Sackville, NB. Adam works as Director of Conservation with Nature NB, an organization whose mandate is to celebrate, conserve, and protect New Brunswick’s natural heritage through education, networking, and collaboration. Adam manages Nature NB’s climate change adaptation projects, which focus on building capacity and expertise for nature-based adaptation approaches in Maritime Canada.
MUN, Labrador Institute
Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo is the Founding Dean of the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies of the Labrador Institute of Memorial University and a health geographer who works at the intersection of climate change and health, particularly mental health, ecological grief and anxiety, and intangible losses and damages.
Dr. Joel Finnis is an atmospheric scientist with Memorial University, Department of Geography. His research addresses climate dynamics, climate adaptation, and communication of weather/climate risk.
Vincent Leys is a senior coastal engineer with the consulting firm CBCL, based in Halifax.
Dr. Patricia Manuel is Professor of Planning in the School of Planning at Dalhousie University. She teaches and conducts applied research in environmental and community planning, specifically watersheds, coasts, climate change adaptation, social vulnerability analysis, and marine spatial planning.
Garrett Mombourquette is a Climate Change Specialist in Prince Edward Island National Park, where his work focuses on building climate resilience while transitioning to net-zero carbon.
Dr. Parewick is a community planner and facilitator who supports MNL’s extensive municipal advocacy, policy and practice-related efforts through research, content development, engagement and education activities for the organization’s 275 member communities.
NRCan (in Halifax)
On parental leave until December 2022
John Sommerville is a Policy Analyst with Natural Resources Canada’s Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division. He is the lead analyst for Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform’s Coastal Management and Mining Working Groups and supports nature-based adaptation initiatives across the Platform.
Dr. Xander Wang
Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor in the School of Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Prince Edward Island and he has over 10 years of research experience in high-resolution climate projection and flood modelling.