Executive

Meet the 2015 CGRG / GCRG Executive.

President

Chris Hugenholtz

Chris Hugenholtz

Chris Hugenholtz

Chris Hugenholtz is an Associate Professor and Research Chair in the Department of Geography, University of Calgary. His research focuses on aeolian processes and landscape dynamics, UAVs for mapping, dust emissions, and planetary geomorphology.

Past-President

Ian Walker

Ian Walker

Ian Walker

Ian Walker is a Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Victoria. His research focuses on beach and dune morphodynamics, coastal erosion, aeolian processes, dune restoration, climatic variability impacts in the coastal zone, and Holocene coastal landscape and relative sea-level reconstructions.

Vice President

Nicole Couture

Nicole Couture

Nicole Couture

Nicole Couture is a coastal permafrost scientist with NRCan’s Geological Survey of Canada where her interests include the response of permafrost landscapes to development activities and changing environmental conditions, and the influence of coastal processes on nearshore and onshore permafrost.

Secretary-Treasurer

Jacklyn (Jackie) Cockburn

Jaclyn Cockburn

Jaclyn Cockburn

Jaclyn (Jackie) Cockburn is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Guelph. Her research focuses on sediment cascades within changing watersheds.

Newsletter Editor

Michele Koppes

Michele Koppes

Michele Koppes

Michele Koppes is an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Geography, University of British Columbia. Her research looks at the effects of climate variability on glaciers, ice sheets and mountain landscapes, by integrating field data collection, spatial analysis, numerical modeling and theoretical development of cryospheric processes and landscape change.

Members-at-Large

Pascale Biron, Dan Shugar, Paul Villard

Pascale Biron

Pascale Biron

Pascale Biron is a Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University. Her research focuses on fluvial geomorphology, river restoration for fish habitat, GIS and numerical modelling of river dynamics and agricultural watershed management.

Dan Shugar

Dan Shugar

Dan Shugar is an Assistant Professor and leader of the waterSHEDlab (Water, Sediment, Hazards and Earth-surface Dynamics) in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma. His research interests involve glacial, fluvial, alpine and coastal geomorphology, natural hazards, and geomatics. 
Paul Villard

Paul Villard

Paul Villard is the director/geomorphologist at GEO Morphix, ltd, Milton, Ontario.  His research interests are river and shoreline restoration, erosion hazard delineation and mitigation. 

Student Representative

Anna Marie Megens

Anna Megens

Anna Megens

Anna Marie Megens is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography, University of Toronto. Her research focuses on fluvial processes and Holocene landscape development in glaciated environments.