Andrea Sanchez-Ponton has a BSc in Environmental Science, with a focus in Geography, from the University of Calgary. After graduating she spent two months in Argentina working with an NGO that helps promote sustainable and environmentally friendly practices among the public. Back in Canada she worked at the university with international students learning English, and as a River Guide for Riverwatch taking rafts down the Bow River to teach them about the scientific and anthropological aspects that impact the river. She joined PARC in the fall of 2019 as an intern research assistant due to her interest in climate change, and will start an international Master’s in Forestry after. When not working, Andrea likes to stay active by doing outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, and water sports; she also enjoys drawing, reading, and especially Latin dancing.
Dr. David Sauchyn has been in various roles at PARC over the past 20 years, including Director since 2017. Dave is also Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies. He has been with the University of Regina since 1983. His research interests are 1) the climate and hydrology of the past millennium and how this knowledge of the past can inform our understanding of future climate and water supplies, and 2) planned adaption to minimize the adverse impacts of climate change on the natural capital of western Canada. Dave currently is lead author of the Prairies Provinces chapter of the national assessment of climate change due for release in 2020. Dave likes to run, frame buildings, and follow the exploits of his adult children.
Dr. Mohammad Zare joined PARC as a Research Associate in August 2020. His research is associate with global and regional climate change modeling, downscaling, understanding the role of soil moisture–atmosphere interaction on future by climate scenarios of CMIP5 and CMIP6. Moreover, the main research area is simulating effects of climate change and extreme events on hydrology and soil by using hydrological model such as SWAT model. Mohammad likes travel, sport, watching movies and reading historical book.
Dr. Muhammad Rehan Anis joined PARC as a Research Associate in November 2018 with over 10 years of experience in interdisciplinary research in hydrology and water resources in Canada, Germany and Pakistan. His main area of interest and expertise is in mathematical modeling and prediction in the fields of water resources planning and management, hydro-meteorological forecasting, and climate change impacts on water resources. This experience includes application, calibration, and validation of a variety of models in addition to development of model codes. Rehan’s hobbies are landscape photography and enjoy meeting up with friends and family.
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Dr. Soumik Basu is currently a Research Associate in PARC and Department of Geography, University of Regina. He is experienced in regional and global climate modeling, downscaling, extratropical cyclones, studying climate extremes and hydroclimate in the Prairie regions, Arctic climate variability, future climate scenarios of CMIP5, studying the role of Arctic sea ice and Tropical Pacific sea surface temperature on extratropical storms, understanding the interaction between Arctic climate variability and mid-latitude, Eurasian mid-latitude storms, and Indian climate systems. Outside of his professional career Soumik likes cooking, watching movies and he loves anything related to Dinosaurs (He has a fossilized Spinosaurus teeth and a Velociraptor claw in his collection!!).
Kelsey started working as a research assistant at PARC since completing her degrees. She recently convocated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Sciences (with distinction) and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography (with great distinction). Her research interests include modelling climate patterns and utilizing large climate data sets to extract statistical information. In her free time, she loves to play piano, accordion, fastball, curl, read, paint, and learn German.
Sheena graduated from the University of Regina in June 2018 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Psychology. She began working in the tree-ring lab as a student Research Assistant in 2017 and took interest in the range of reactions people had to the presentation of climate research. In the fall of 2019 Sheena will begin her Master of Arts in Experimental and Applied Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Katherine Arbuthnott and Dr. David Sauchyn. Her Master’s Thesis research will examine opinions surrounding the topic of climate change and look to improve the effectiveness of communicating climate research to a skeptical audience.
Yuliya Andreichuk is a Research Associate with PARC since receiving her MASc in Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Regina in 2018. Her key research interest is climate change effects on water resources. Recent research has focused on projecting possible changes in runoff and essential climate variables using regional climate models (NA-CORDEX). Yuliya likes to travel and stay active. She is interested in Latin dancing, bodybuilding, self-growth and learning.