Nathan Bennett

Nathan Bennett
2013 Former Visiting Research Fellow
Nathan Bennett is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia and a Visiting Research Fellow with the Centre for Global Studies.

He has worked as a researcher, university instructor, teacher, guide, international development worker, and sustainability-conservation educator. An environmental and social ethic shaped by lifelong explorations of wilderness areas and experiences working in diverse communities guides his work and research.

As an early career social scientist, Nathan chooses to primarily focus on research projects that interrogate various aspects of the complex relationship between conservation and society with a solution-oriented lens.

His master’s research focused on the role of a Canadian national park in the social, cultural, political, and economic development of the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation of Lutsel K’e, Northwest Territories, Canada. For this work, I was awarded the Robin P. Armstrong Award by the Canadian Association of Geographers.

Dr. Bennett’s doctoral research, as part of Project IMPAACT and the Marine Protected Areas Research Group at the University of Victoria, focused on various aspects of the relationship between marine protected areas, climate change, and local livelihoods on the Andaman coast of Thailand. His doctoral studies were supported by a Trudeau Scholarship and a SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar.

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