Skip to main content

Ian Mauro

Ian Mauro - Environmental Studies

Professor & executive director Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)

Environmental Studies

Office: UH1 250-853-3596
PhD (Geography) 2008, University of Manitoba
Area of expertise:
Climate communications, climate adaptation, risk assessment, knowledge mobilization, community-based participatory research, Indigenous and local knowledges.

Office Hours

By appointment only. 

About Ian Mauro

Ian was a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Environmental Studies (2009-2010) and joined as a professor in fall of 2022 when he also became the Executive Director of the Pacific Institute of Climate Solutions (PICS). 

He holds a BSc in Environmental Science, Doctorate in Geography, is a former Canada Research Chair, and has held Faculty positions at Mount Allison University and University of Winnipeg. 

As a scientist and filmmaker, Mauro’s climate communications scholarship and multi-media research projects explore climate, energy, water and food security issues, and the vital role of local and Indigenous knowledges. 

His award-winning multi-media and documentary film projects include Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change (Co-Directed with Zacharias Kunuk), Beyond Climate (with Dr. David Suzuki), and The Climate Atlas of Canada (with the Prairie Climate Centre). 

He has led numerous community-level and province-wide climate risk assessment and adaptation planning studies, and is focused on applied efforts to increase social and ecological climate resilience across local, regional, and national scales.