Canada Research Chair - Loren McClenachan

Loren McClenachan (History and Environmental Studies) was announced as one of the CRCs for the 2020-2 cycle, which includes 188 new and renewed chairs and approximately $151 million in funding at 43 research institutions.

McClenachan’s research integrates environmental history, historical ecology and social science to inform marine conservation. At UVic, McClenachan will train interdisciplinary scholars equipped to tackle the large-scale and unprecedented threats to oceans. She will also use applied historical research to address marine fisheries sustainability and climate adaptation while including Indigenous perspectives. Her collaborative and interdisciplinary approach aims to support the goals of increased ocean sustainability, fisheries productivity and social equity in resource management.