Students and Team Members

Research Team Members

Dawn Hoogeveen

Dr. Dawn Hoogeveen
Postdoctoral Researcher
Supervisors: Dr. Margot Parkes & Dr. Henry Harder
Current Projects: 
Environment Community Health Observatory (ECHO) Network; Indigenous Health Impact Assessment; Land, Health and Healing: Understanding and promoting the health and wellness benefits of Indigenous Protected Areas; Ocean Imaginaries: Climate change and offshore drilling moratoriums in Canada and New Zealand; Climate Change and Intersectionality in British Columbia

Barry Booth

Barry Booth
B. Sc. Zoology, UBC
M.Sc. Forestry Wildlife, UBC 
Current Projects:
Koh-learning in our Watersheds Program (Technical Advisor and Co-Research Manager), Integrated Watershed Research Group (Part-time Research Manager)  

Diana Kutzner

Dr. Diana Kutzner
Research Manager
Supervisor: Dr. Margot Parkes
Current Projects:
Environment Community Health Observatory (ECHO) Network; Koh-Learning in our Watersheds; Land, Health and Healing: Understanding and promoting the health and wellness benefits of Indigenous Protected Areas

Makayla Skrlac

Makayla Skrlac
Research Assistant
Supervisor: Dr. Margot Parkes
Current Projects:
Environment Community Health Observatory Network (ECHO); Integrated Watershed Research Group (IWRG) Portal, General Website and CV updates, and ECHO&YOU(th)

Tavia McKinnon

Tavia McKinnon 
Research Assistant
Master of Social Work Student, UNBC
BSW, Université de Saint-Boniface
Supervisor: Dr. Margot Parkes
Current Project:

Shayna Dolan

Shayna Dolan
Research Associate
M. Sc. Community Health Sciences Student
BTR Hons. (Therapeutic Recreation), Douglas College
Supervisor: Dr. Margot Parkes
Current Projects:

Aita Bezzola

Aita Bezzola 
Research Assistant
MSc NRES (Biology), UNBC
ADGIS, Selkirk College
BASc Biology and Geography, McGill
BSW, Université de Saint-Boniface
Supervisors: Dr. Margot Parkes, Dr. Chris Buse
Current Projects:
Environment Community Health Observatory Network (ECHO); Integrated Watershed Research Group (IWRG) Portal; Mapping and Analysis Support

Current Students

Ella Parker

Ella Parker
MSc Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Student
BASc, Quest University
Supervisor: Dr. Margot Parkes
Committee: Dr. Mark Groulx and Dr. John Rex
Thesis Topic: Linking School-Based Monitoring to Land and Water Decision-Making

Katya Korol

Katya Korol
MA Interdisciplinary Studies
BASc McMaster University 
Supervisors: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and Dr. Margot Parkes
Committee: Dr. Zoe Meletis and Dr. Jessie King
Thesis Topic: Experiences of Food Sovereignty in Northern BC 

Meg Labron

Meg Labron 
ECHO Project Assistant 
Master of Social Work Student, UNBC
BA Hons. (International Development Studies), Trent University
Supervisory Committee: Dr. Joanna Pierce, Dr. Susan Burke, Dr. Margot Parkes
Thesis Topic: Land-based and Environmental Social Work Practice: Learning from Social Workers' in the Northwest Territories
Current Projects:
Environment Community Health Observatory Network (ECHO); Land, Health & Healing Project & Seasonal Touchpoint Series 

Sandra Harris

Sandra Harris


Christiana Onabola

Christiana Onabola
PhD Candidate, Health Sciences
Master of Public Policy &​ Global Affairs (MPPGA), UBC
BSc. Pharmacology, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Thesis Topic: Cross-sectoral Applications of the SDGs Framework in Nexus Thinking: Leveraging Connections for Health, Equity and Climate Impacts in Local Settings
Supervisor: Dr. Margot Parkes
Committee: Dr. Henry Harder, Dr. Nathan Andrews and Dr. Maya Gislason (SFU)

Nadia Nowak

Nadia Nowak
MNRES Student
BPl (Northern and Rural Community Planning), UNBC
Supervisors: Dr. Annie Booth and Dr. Margot Parkes
Thesis Topic: TBA
Email: nnowak@unbc.ca

Joseph Gothreau

Joseph Gothreau 
MNRES Student
BA (Philosophy/English), University of New Brunswick; BA (Environmental Studies), Mount Allison University
Supervisors: Dr. Stephen Déry and Dr. Margot Parkes
Thesis Topic: Climate change implications for ecosystems and well-being: developing effective geospatial knowledge translation exchange tools in the Nechako River Basin

Ethan McLean

Ethan McLean
Interdisciplinary Studies student
Supervisor: Dr. Margot Parkes
Thesis Topic: TBA

Past Students and Team Members

Below are people who have worked with Margot Parkes as research team members or graduate students at UNBC. They are listed in alphabetical order, starting with their first name.


Alissa MacMullin
B. HSc Honours in Biomedical Studies
Supervisor: Dr Margot Parkes
Honours Thesis Topic: Communities and Health in Living Landscapes: Linking Outdoor Recreation and Health in Northern British Columbia
Email: macmull@unbc.ca
 

Alissa MacMullin


Bianca Michelle
M. Sc. Community Health Sciences Student
Supervisors: Dr. Margot Parkes and Dr. Henry Harder
Thesis Topic: Differences in Perceptions of Diabetes between diabetics and non-diabetics

Bianca Michell


Carling Matthews
MNRES
BA Outdoor Recreation & Nature-Based Tourism Management, UNBC
Supervisor: Dr. Pamela Wright
Committee Members: Dr. Phillip Mullins & Dr. Margot Parkes
Thesis topic: Exploring the connections between outdoor recreation, nature, and well-being in Vanderhoof, BC.

Carling


Chris Rose
MNRES
B.A. (Environmental Studies), McGill University
Supervisor: Dr. Margot Parkes
Committee Members: Dr. Annie Booth, Dr. Phil Owens
Thesis topic: Evaluating community-based watershed governance arrangements in BC

Chris Rose


Esther Tong
Graduate Student Intern
MPH (Health Promotion), University of Toronto – Dalla Lana School of Public Health
B. Tech (Environmental Health), British Columbia Institute of Technology
B. Sc (Animal Biology), University of British Columbia
Academic Advisor: Dr. Blake Poland, Associate Professor - DLSPH
Research Interests: Dynamics of resource-based economies in Northern BC on the determinants of health, opportunities for collaboration between environmental health movements and public health, environmental health promotion

Esther Tong


Hilary McGregor
M. Sc. Community Health Sciences
Supervisor: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw
Committee Members: Dr. Margot Parkes & Dr. Candida Graham
Thesis Title: Envisioning Change Prince George Women's Experiences of
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Through Photography

Mcgregor


Jessica Madrid
M. Sc. Community Health Sciences
B. Sc. (Nursing), UNBC
Supervisor: Dr. Margot Parkes
Committee Members: Dr. Peter McMillan, Dr. Neil Hanlon
Thesis topic: Integrating an Ecosystem Approach to Health within the Public Health Domain
Email: madridj@unbc.ca  

Jessica Madrid


Joanna Paterson
M.Sc. Community Health Sciences
BASc. (Nutrition), Ryerson University
Supervisor: Dr Neil Hanlon
Committee members: Dr. Margot Parkes, Dr. Dave Snadden
Thesis topic: The impact of the Northern Medical Program on the recruitment and retention of physicians in Northern BC
Email: paters8@unbc  

Joanna Paterson


Julia Russell
M. Sc. Community Health Sciences
B. Sc. Hons. (Environmental Science and International Development), University of Toronto
Supervisor: Dr. Margot Parkes
Committee Members: Dr. Neil Hanlon, Dr. Theresa Healy
Thesis Title: Consuming Connections: Experiences of Food Systems during times of Homelessness in Prince George, BC.                                                                                                  

Julia Russelle


Kate Hewitt
MNRES Student
BA (Geography), University of Victoria
Supervisor: Dr. Margot Parkes
Committee: Agnes Pawlowska-Mainville and Scott Emmons
Thesis Topic: Exploring Connections between Indigenous/settler collaboration

Kate Hewitt


Katie Cornish
M. Sc. Health Sciences Student
B. HSc (Community Population Health-Environmental Health), UNBC
Supervisors: Dr. Margot Parkes and Dr. Henry Harder
Thesis Topic: TBA

Katie Cornish


Kimberley Thomas
Northern Medical Program Student
MSc Health Sciences
Committee: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, Dr. Margot Parkes, & Dr. David Snadden 
Thesis Topic: Promoting health equity and community-based palliative care in rural and remote northern BC. 

Kimberley Thomas


Leanna Garraway
M.A Interdisciplinary Studies
Supervisor: Dr. Neil Hanlon
Committee Members: Dr. Margot Parkes and Paul Michell
Thesis Title: Knowledge to Action - First Nations Engagement with Research for Community Benefit

Garraway


Lindsay Beck
M. Sc. Community Health Sciences
B. Sc. (Biological Sciences), University of Alberta
Supervisor: Dr. Margot Parkes
Committee Members: Dr. Scott Green and Dr. Sarah de Leeuw
Thesis Title: The Connections between Land and Wellbeing for First Nations Youth in the community of Saik'uz

Beck


Lindsay Galway
PhD in Health Sciences (Simon Fraser University)
Supervisor: Dr. Tim Takaro
Committee Members: Dr. Margot Parkes, Dr. Diana Allen
Topic: Linking climate change, water, and public health: An interdisciplinary exploration with implications for research and action
Email: lpg@sfu.ca

Lindsay G


Pouyan Mahboubi
PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, UNBC
M. Sc. Environmental Biology, U of Guelph
Co-Supervisors: Dr. Laurie Chan and Dr. Margot Parkes
Committee Members:, Dr. Neil Hanlon, Dr. Craig Stephens, Dr. Peter McMillan
Topic: Development of a scoping tool to characterize the social-ecological importance of marine locations on the Pacific North Coast of BC

Pouyan  Mahboubi


Shayna Dolan
M. Sc. Community Health Sciences Student
BTR Hons. (Therapeutic Recreation), Douglas College
Supervisors: Dr. Margot Parkes and Dawn Hemingway
Thesis Topic: Women’s Health in Rural and Remote Resource-based Communities

Shayna Dolan