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. 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.
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!!).
Nadia is a graduate student research assistant at PARC and MSc student in Department of Geography, University of Regina. She graduated in climatology from Department of Geography, University of Tehran. Her BSc thesis was about: Assessment of Climate Change Effects on Tehran Precipitation and Temperature. At this research, data of minimum and maximum temperature and precipitation of previous climate process in Tehran by method of MankenDal and prediction up to 2045 with the model (SDSM) was performed. Her research interests are: Climate Change, Paleoclimatology and Urban climatology. Therefore, she has a good understanding of climate change and it impacts on water. Nadia is interested in swimming , jogging , reading novels and listening music.
Samantha Kerr is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Regina. She is a Research Assistant with PARC and manages the University of Regina Tree-ring Laboratory. Her research focuses on the spatial and temporal variability of past and future hydroclimate of the Canadian Prairie Provinces. Her current research projects include the development of a 900-year Paleo Drought Atlas for Western Canada, and an in-depth spatial analysis of changing climate throughout Saskatchewan’s arable agricultural land. Samantha loves to spend time with her kids, tap dance, and lives for fieldwork season!
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.
Suzy is working as an intern research assistant at PARC for 2019. She has spent the previous 10 years living on Vancouver Island, where she has contributed to several coastal research projects. This year, she moved back to her hometown of Regina in order to further her skills as a biologist, while assisting the lab in predicting future climate on the prairies. Suzy has a keen interest in cycling, birding, backpacking, and yoga, and is delighted to be a part of the PARC team!
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.