Dr. Kathryn Jastremski
Mitacs Postdoctoral Science Policy Fellow at the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development, Government of British Columbia
Kathryn completed a PhD in Social and Ecological Sustainability at the University of Waterloo and holds a Master of Environmental Studies and a bachelor’s in planning from the Université du Québec à Montréal and Université de Montréal, respectively. She is presently a Mitacs postdoctoral Science Policy Fellow at the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development in British Columbia supporting improvement of the Ministry’s environmental monitoring program and uptake of monitoring information in decision and policy making.
Her doctoral research examined pathways towards sustainability and resilience in forest communities in Canada. In her doctoral research she developed a sustainability assessment framework anchored in complex systems thinking integrating concepts of resilience and intentional change. Her research interests focus on best approaches to support complex decision and policy making for sustainability, with an emphasis on public involvement and collaborative processes.
During her graduate studies, Kathryn cumulated professional experiences at the municipal and regional levels. She has also worked as an environmental analyst at the Montreal Metropolitan Community to support the public consultation process related to, and assessment of, TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline Project.
When not at work, Kathryn can usually be found on a soccer field or on a hiking trail.