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Liette Vasseur
- - Joined February 25, 2021
Main Expertise
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Other expertise
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
St Catharines
Highest Educational Qualification
Doctorate or higher
Biographical Info
Dr. Vasseur is a full professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Brock University where she is also a member of the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre. Since 2014, she holds the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Chair on Community Sustainability: From Local to Global at Brock. Her research program is highly interdisciplinary and links issues such as community-based ecosystem management, climate change adaptation and resilience, and sustainable agriculture. Her research program is not only in Canada, but also in China, where she is a visiting scholar at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, in Ecuador, and in West Africa, mainly in Burkina Faso and Senegal. She is also involved in women in Science (STEM) and former president of the Canadian Coalition for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology. She is President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. She also is the vice-chair for North America Region of the Commission for Ecosystem Management at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and leads the thematic group on Ecosystem Governance.