Recent MPARG awards

Several member of the Marine Protected Areas Research Group have recently won awards in national scholarship competitions. MPARG post-doctoral fellow, Lance Robinson, was recently awarded a post-doctoral award from the Social Science and Human Research Council (SSHRC) valued at $38,000/year for 2 years. His post-doctoral research focuses on protected area governance in Tanzania. Doctoral student Bruce Downie, whose research will also focus on protected areas in Tanzania, was also awarded a SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship valued at $35,000/year for 3 years. For her research which will focus on tourism in marine protected areas in Thailand, master’s student Skye Augustine has also been awarded a SSHRC scholarship. For more information about the projects that these MPARG members are working on see the Graduate Students page or Projects page.


About Nathan J. Bennett

Nathan J. Bennett (see is a post-doctoral fellow in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. He conducts research on humans-environment interactions, conservation social sciences and environmental governance and management.
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