Brook Tessema, BES

Brook Tessema is a Climate Research Assistant at CRI. As a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from York University, he has developed a solid understanding of the issue of Climate Change and the adaptation and mitigation efforts necessary to build resilient communities. In addition to his academic background, he has worked…

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Allison Myles, B.A., MCC

As a Project Manager with the Climate Risk Institute, Alli works with a wide range of stakeholder groups to build climate resilience. She is passionate about creating compelling content for communicating climate science to mobilize knowledge, improve capacity and highlight the interconnected technical and cultural dimensions of climate change. She has previously worked in municipal…

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Kirsten MacMillan, P.Eng

Kirsten is a Climate Resiliency Specialist with the Climate Risk Institute. Her work focuses on both technical climate risk and resilience work and on capacity building. She has worked on climate vulnerability and risk assessments in Canada and internationally including green and grey infrastructure, community health, ecosystems, mining and agriculture. She is passionate about advancing…

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Suzanne Seiling, BES, MCC

Suzanne Seiling is a Project Manager with the Climate Risk Institute. Suzanne’s areas of experience and expertise include: vulnerability and risk assessments, community adaptation planning, research, capacity building, and more.   In her role, Suzanne liaises with Canadian and international stakeholders to support and advance adaptation and mitigation to climate change. Suzanne supports the facilitation of peer-to-peer dialogue between communities and sectors through webinars, presentations and regional workshops. She conducts research…

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Anna Zaytseva, B.A. (Hons), M.Sc.

Anna is an Advisory and Technical Services Liaison of the Climate Risk Institute. She is passionate about sustainable development, climate change adaptation and risk assessment. Her experience includes working on place-based projects studying key drivers of change, modelling alternative future scenarios and researching impacts of climate change and weather extremes on the agricultural sector. Anna has 10 years of experience working with weather,…

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Jacqueline Richard, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Jackie is Manager, Corporate Operations at the Climate Risk Institute.  She has worked in the fields of environmental monitoring and assessment, project management, and climate change impacts and adaptation for the past 20 years. For the last 14 years, Jacqueline has focused her work on climate change impacts and adaptation.  She has worked with a…

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Erik Sparling, B.A.(Sc), M.A

Erik is Vice President of the Climate Risk Institute.  He has 15 years’ experience providing and overseeing delivery of research, analysis, training, and decision-support services for the management of climate-related risks across various infrastructure and natural resource sectors. He has delivered these services as Policy Advisor at the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy…

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Paul Cobb, B. Eng

Paul is a Manager of Training Services with the Climate Risk Institute. An engineer by training, he has dedicated his career to finding and implementing climate change solutions. Paul’s work spans twenty years in the fields of climate change mitigation and adaptation – working with everyone from rural communities to provincial and territorial governments –…

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Al Douglas, B.Sc. (Chemistry), Chartered Chemist (Ontario), MBA

Al is the President of the Climate Risk Institute. Since 2002 he has been developing and delivering adaptation resources to domestic and international decision-makers. Al played leading roles in two regional vulnerability assessments in Ontario and co-authored an ecosystems vulnerability assessment guidebook for Ontario. He has contributed content to previous National Assessments of climate change…

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