The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is a research and engagement network with a mandate to produce leading climate solutions research that is actively used by decision-makers to develop effective mitigation and adaptation policies and actions. It was established in 2008 as a collaborative initiative between the four research intensive universities in British Columbia, of which UNBC is one, to assist the provincial government and the people of British Columbia in finding solutions to the problem of climate change. We have a focus on BC, but target our work to contribute to the global knowledge base and action on climate solutions. PICS is hosted by the University of Victoria and operates at University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and University of Victoria to link high quality academic researchers with solutions seekers to co-develop climate change solutions. Solution seekers include any potential knowledge user from government, First Nations, the business community, or civil society.
Reporting to the Director, Research and Innovation in collaboration with PICS’ Executive and Associate Directors, the Program Manager will coordinate a network of climate change researchers and solution seekers in the North and throughout the province working toward PICS mandate to “turn climate knowledge into climate action”.
This is a senior research and facilitation position that plays a critical role in the success of PICS at UNBC. The Program Manager works with significant autonomy to build and deliver the PICS UNBC engagement program, and interface with the UNBC campus and external community. The position is responsible for the development and implementation of the PICS annual campus engagement program. The Program Manager must make decisions and recommendations on the PICS research program and outreach activities at UNBC. They will also support PICS’ strategic plan and maintain their own climate solutions expertise.
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