Selkirk College, Attn: Rena Vandenbos
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
Rena is an ecologist and GIS enthusiast, specializing in fish ecology and aquatics. She completed her M.Sc. at University of Alberta, studying population dynamics of fish in small lakes. Rena spent several years in the consulting industry locally, working on projects related to hydroelectric impacts and conservation of rare fish species.
From 1999 until 2015, Rena taught ecology and fisheries courses in the School of Environment and Geomatics at Selkirk College. Since 2016, she has taught a variety of GIS courses, including spatial analysis and automation, cartography and natural resource management focused classes. Her research interests include using spatial analysis and spatial statistics to answer ecological questions, particularly those with an aquatic focus. Now Rena teaches GIS courses to both our GIS programs and other programs in the School of Environment and Geomatics.