Regional Climate Services

You are here

Staff

Francis Zwiers

Dr. Francis Zwiers is director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) at the University of Victoria. His former roles include chief of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis and director of the Climate Research Division, both at Environment and Climate Change Canada. As a research scientist, his expertise is in the application of statistical methods to the analysis of observed and simulated climate variability and change. Dr.

Teresa Rush

Teresa joined PCIC in May 2021 and is the Administrative Assistant who provides administrative support to the Director, the Lead Planning and Operations and Administrative Coordinator to facilitate day-to-day operations. Prior to joining PCIC, Teresa worked for the University of Victoria for 20 years, providing administrative support in Accounting Services, VP Research, VP Finance and Operations, and the office of the University Secretary.

Teresa began her administrative working career in a hospital setting for 18 years before relocating to Victoria from Ottawa, Ontario.

Stacey O’Sullivan

Stacey O’Sullivan joined PCIC in February 2021 to support the User Engagement and Training Specialist in stakeholder engagement surrounding climate data and climate adaptation. Stacey completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo in 2013 and spent six years working as an environmental technician in industry, consulting, and government contexts. She recently returned to Waterloo to complete a Master of Climate Change program, and is excited to apply her learnings in climate adaptation to her role with PCIC.

Travis Tai

Travis joined PCIC in September 2020 to work on salmon population risk assessments as part of the BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund. He will be working on integrating hydrological models and developing a climate change risk assessment framework  for salmon species across BC.

Md. Shahabul Alam

Dr. Md. Shahabul Alam is a post-doctoral research hydrologist with PCIC working within the Hydrologic Impacts theme. He is working on a project that will focus on large-scale hydrological modelling to study the impacts of climate change on the salmonid habitats of coastal regions in British Columbia.

Kari Tyler

Kari Tyler joined PCIC in December 2018 in a new role focussed on user engagement and training.

She brings 8 years of experience working in climate change adaptation and resilience building. She has worked in adaptation policy for the Alberta and British Columbia provincial governments, and has experience as a consultant working in North America and internationally.

Qiaohong Sun

Qiaohong Sun is a Post-Doctoral Scientist with PCIC. She is conducting research on the physical processes affecting precipitation extremes for short (sub‐daily) accumulation periods and their possible changes. Qiaohong’s research interests include the uncertainty of climate observations, the detection and attribution of hydrologic and climatic extremes, and the influences of air-sea interactions.
Qiaohong gained her PhD (2018) and MSc (2015) from Beijing Normal University. In 2016, She visited University of California, Irvine as a joint PhD. student.

Lee Zeman

Lee Zeman is a Programmer/Analyst with the Computational Support Group at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. His main focus is developing web tools to enable exploration and analysis of climate data. Lee has an A.Arts. in New Media with a specialization in Computer Animation and a B.Sc. in Computer Science. Prior to joining PCIC, Lee worked as a consultant developing scientific visualizations, and was previously Lab Manager of the Scientific Database Lab at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

Matthew Benstead

Matthew Benstead is a System Administrator at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium within the Computational Support Group. His main focus is to support and maintain the compute, storage and network infrastructure used at PCIC. Matthew has a B.Eng in Computer Systems and many years of professional experience as a system administrator, as well as hardware and software support. Prior to joining PCIC Matthew worked for a multinational computer technology company on a long term project in the health-care space, and at two universities in various capacities.

Dhouha Ouali

Dr. Dhouha Ouali is a Research Associate at PCIC with a background in statistical hydrometeorology, environmental modeling, and risk analysis. She is currently working on producing updated engineering design values for various meteorological variables, that account for the ongoing and projected changes in Canadian climate. Before taking this position, she worked as a Project and Knowledge Mobilization Manager of the Climate-Related Precipitation Extremes project, within the Global Water Futures program (GWF). Prior to arriving at PCIC, Dr.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Staff