The EDGES collective is pleased to welcome a new member – Emma Luker! Emma is starting her Master of Arts program in Resource Management and Environmental Studies in the Fall, funded by NSERC’s Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship. She will be working under the supervisorship of Drs. Leila Harris and Mark Johnson.
Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science (BA&Sc Hons.) in Environmental Studies and International Development from McGill University in 2014. Between her undergraduate and graduate degrees Emma worked in several different professional settings, such as a peace and conflict NGO in Colorado, U.S.A, and a renewable energy consulting company in Yokohama, Japan. She has been awarded an NSERC grant for her graduate research, which will focus on water governance and climate change resilience in Cape Town, South Africa. Emma is currently a member of the EDGES research collaborative, the Program on Water Governance and the UBC Ecohydro Lab. Before officially starting her Master’s program, Emma will be working with Leila Harris as a research assistant, helping out with the CWGAR project on urban water governance in African cities.