Dr. David Sauchyn has been in various roles at PARC over the past 21 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 was the lead author of the Prairies Provinces chapter of the national assessment of climate change released in late 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 associated with global and regional climate change modeling, downscaling, understanding the role of soil moisture–atmosphere interactions using climate scenarios from CMIP5 and CMIP6. Moreover, the main research area is simulating effects of climate change and extreme events on soil moisture and temperature by using hydrological models such as the SWAT model, particularly in cold regions. Mohammad likes travel, sport, watching movies and reading historical books.
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!!).
Jon joins PARC as Project Manager from a diverse background which includes interdisciplinary research in water resources science, spatial analysis for hydrologic scaling and modeling, and calibration / validation of satellite-derived estimates of soil moisture. Coupled with team management, administrative, financial and instrumentation proficiencies, Jon brings leadership qualities that have been utilized in several international field campaigns. With a passion for transferring knowledge and inspiring positive change, Jon can also be found providing personal training and nutritional support to clients to utilize. Preferring the outdoors, you may catch him running, camping or lost on a trail when outside of the office.
Jon joins PARC as Project Manager from a diverse background which includes 9 years’ interdisciplinary research experience in Canadian water resources, hydrology and social sciences, coupled with team management, administrative and financial proficiencies. With a passion for transferring scientific knowledge and inspiring positive change, Jon can also be found providing personal training and nutritional support to clients and business support for White Lion Athletics. Preferring the outdoors, you may catch him running, camping, or lost on a trail when outside of the office.
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.