Team

Researchers

Susan O’Donnell, primary investigator, St. Thomas University
Janice Harvey, co-investigator, St. Thomas University
Andrew Secord, co-investigator, St. Thomas University
Clive Baldwin, co-investigator, St. Thomas University
Jean Philippe Sapinski, co-investigator, Université de Moncton
M.V. Ramana, co-investigator, University of British Columbia

Partners / Collaborators

Chief Hugh Akagi, Peskotomuhkati Nation at Skutik
Chief Ron Tremblay, Wolastoq Grand Council
Sophie Lavoie, NB Media Co-op
Gretchen Fitzgerald, Sierra Club Canada Foundation
Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility

Research Assistants

Abby Bartlett is working on Study 3, Participatory Action Research. Abby graduated from St. Thomas Univerisity in May 2024 with a major in Native Studies and a minor in Sociology.

Anuja Pardhee
 is a Masters student in the Public Policy & Global Affairs program at the University of British Columbia. Anuja is working on Study 2, Key Actor Analysis.

Cecilia Pérez Plancarte graduated in May 2024 with a Masters in Environmental Studies degree at the Université de Moncton. Her research is based on the socio-environmental mobilization of women and gender minorities of New Brunswick, through the use of Photovoice, a participatory-action research methodology. She is working on Study 2, Key Actor Analysis.

Emma Fackenthall is working on Study 1, Media Analysis. Emma is pursuing a double major in English and Environment & Society with a double minor in Communications and Criminology at St. Thomas University.

Erin Hurley is working on Study 1, Media Analysis. Erin is pursuing an honours degree in Environment and Society, major in Journalism, and minor in Spanish at St. Thomas University.

Kate Hache is working on Study 2, Key Actor Analysis. Kate is pursuing an honours degree in Economics and a major in International Relations at St. Thomas University.

Mahus Dieuveille Samba is working on Study 2, Key Actor Analysis. Mahus is a Masters student in Environmental Studies at the Université de Moncton, with research based on ‘Contextualising the oil industry’s energy transition. Issues and challenges in terms of territorial governance: an analysis from the perspective of social representations.’

Quinn Goranson is a Senior Public Policy Masters student at the University of British Columbia specializing in environment, resources, and energy. Quinn is working on Study 2, Key Actor Analysis.

Sophie Groll is a Masters student in the Public Policy & Global Affairs program at the University of British Columbia. Sophie is working on Study 2, Key Actor Analysis.

If you are a student or prospective student interested to work as a research assistant on our project team, contact one of the researchers above to discuss your thoughts.

Former team members

Sabrina Bowman was a partner and collaborator (2023-2024) when she worked at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Leadership Lab.