England, Katherine Jane (KJ)

Katherine Jane England
BSc Hons, Ecology and Evolution (Western University and UNBC) MSc, Conservation Biology (University of Cape Town) Sessional Instructor
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  • Prince George


A 4th generation Irish immigrant born in downtown Toronto, KJ was also raised in the bush of Saugeen Treaty 45 ½ and is a passionate outdoors person happy to return to a school where conservation and recreation meet!

A fish and wildlife ecologist by training, KJ focuses on locally-led solutions to conservation, community-based conservation/place-based governance, Indigenous and Treaty rights, social sciences, and hunter and fisher participation in conservation and research.

Research and Expertise

I am passionate about working on ecological issues in partnership with people and communities that live in close relationship with their land and harvestable wildlife and fisheries. One of my main professional interests is applying multiple knowledge systems (Indigenous Science, Western Science, Social Science) to guide rights-based use and decolonize fish and wildlife conservation.

As a teacher, I believe in co-creating a learning environment with my students. While curating resources for students, I will strive to understand the unique learning needs, goals, and aspirations of students, while bringing my experience from the field into the classroom.

Research Fields:
  • Biodiversity/Ecology
  • Conservation
  • First Nations
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Human Rights
  • Soil Science
Areas of Expertise:

Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Protected Areas, Co-Management, Community-based Conservation

Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • French