The Department of Global and International Studies is delighted to welcome Dr. Tristan Pearce as a faculty member and Canada Research Chair in the Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Change. This something of a homecoming for Tristan as he graduated from UNBC with a BA in International Studies in 2003. Since then he has completed Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of Guelph and comes to us from a position at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. A prolific publisher, grant receiver and supervisor, Tristan’s research analyzes how communities adapt to climate change with a particular focus on Indigenous communities in the Arctic. For further details of Tristan’s appointment see [link to UNBC media release].
With Dr. Pearce’s appointment, the Department of Global and International Studies now has expertise in the Arctic, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Department has university and national research and teaching award winners and brings together faculty members from multiple disciplines. The Department offers a BA in Global and International Studies and works with other units to offer a number of Joint Majors and a MA in International Studies with a focus on Global Development and Environment. https://www.unbc.ca/releases/51413/unbc-welcomes-new-research-chair