Maeva Gauthier

Maeva Gauthier
Position
UNESCO Research Assistant

Maeva Gauthier is a Research Assistant for the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. Her research interests include resilience and adaptations, human dimensions of global change, participatory approaches, youth engagement and Arctic regions. Maeva is currently doing a PhD in Geography where she uses participatory video as a tool to engage Arctic communities around issues such as plastics in the environment and climate change. Her research amplifies Indigenous youth voices from the North to address their concerns regarding social and environmental justice. Advocating for education as a powerful agent of change, she is also the co-founder of Live It Earth, which delivers educational series that connect kids to the real and natural world. She recently completed the graduate certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Victoria. She also completed a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education and Communication (RRU, 2015), Masters in Marine Ecology (UVic, 2012) and BSc in Biology (UQAM, 2007).