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John Rowse
Bridge Practitioner - 2002 - 2003

 John is the primary designer and consultant at JRSC ltd. John developed the Sewerage System Regulation for the Ministry of Health and wrote B.C.’s first Standard practice manual. John has participated in many national and international committees that develop standards for treatment, design, installation and maintenance of onsite wastewater systems. John has published numerous papers, educational manuals and standards for and about the industry

Darlene Seto
Bridge Masters Fellow 2009- 2011

Darlene completed her Masters in December 2011. With a background in policy analysis, environment studies and community development, her work now focuses on decision-making and evaluation in social services. 

Kelly Sharp
Bridge Masters Fellow 2013 - 2015

 

Kelly completed her Masters at the end of 2015, where her thesis research focused on voluntary resettlement in Malawi and its impacts on small-holder farmer food security and nutrition. She has experience working in the developing world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, with local populations employed in the agriculture sector. After defending her thesis she took an internship with the International Labour Organization in Geneva, working on issues of decent work in the rural economy.

 

Ana Carolina  Silva
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2004 - 2008

 

Carolina completed her PhD in April 2008 and is currently a Communities Manager with Rio Tinto in South America.

Maria Eugenia Socias
Bridge Masters Fellow 2014 - 2015

Eugenia is a medical doctor, infectious diseases specialist whose research interests focus on understanding barriers and facilitators of access to health services among vulnerable populations, including sex workers, people who use drugs and gender/sexual minorities, with a particular focus on HIV, HCV and addiction care. Eugenia completed her MSc in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2015. Her thesis examined sex workers' experiences along the continuum of health care access in Vancouver. Eugenia is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, housed in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Eugenia is supported by a Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

Chaojie Song
Bridge Masters Fellow 2010 - 2013

Daniel successfully completed his Masters thesis in April 2013.  He decided to pursue graduate studies in the field of occupational and environmental health after finishing an undergraduate degree in preventive medicine. He is interested in epidemiological study design, data management and analysis. Currently Daniel is working on a project estimating the burden of cancer in Canada attributable to occupational wood dust exposure at the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, Ontario.

Alison Stockwell
Bridge Masters Fellow 2013 - 2015

With a background in GIS, natural resources, and women' health, Alison entered the Bridge program looking to explore the challenges faced by rural and Aboriginal women living in BC’s mining, oil, and gas affected communities.  She completed her Masters of Applied Science in Mining Engineering in 2015, and plans to pursue a career in health, safety, and social performance of extractive industries. She currently works as a community health and livelihoods consultant for Monkey Forest Consulting Ltd. on the largest petrochemical refinery in Vietnam.

Stefan Storey
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2007-2014

Stefan is Ph.D graduate from the Resource Management and Environmental Studies program at the University of British Columbia. He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics. Stefan is a specialist in building science including topics such as building performance evaluation, occupancy analytics, life cycle costing and environmental analysis. He current research work is focused on financial performance verification & measurement along with energy analytics for buildings. He is co-founder and director of Sensible Building Science, an advocacy group supporting life cycle analysis for education and decision-making at the building and neighbourhood scales.

Sylvia Struck
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2002 - 2003

Sylvia is currently the Manager of the Drinking Water Safety Program at the First Nations Health Authority in Vancouver. She holds a PhD in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where my research focussed on water and influences of livelihood, poverty and policy on access in rural South-western Uganda. Prior to obtaining my PhD, she worked as an Environmental Engineer and Project Manager in government, consulting, industry, academia and a non governmental organisation in Europe, the US, Africa and Asia. She currently holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and has trained in Epidemiology.

Paul Teehan
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2008 - 2014

After completing his PhD in Resource Management and Environmental Studies in June 2014, Paul transitioned to a data scientist position at EnerNOC (formerly Pulse Energy) in Vancouver, where he helps derive insight from smart meter energy data in order to improve utility energy savings programs. His current professional activities are discussed on his website at http://pltn.ca

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