Members of Selkirk College’s instructional faculty have dedicated themselves to applied research and development in their respective fields of interest. Their work creates new knowledge while helping them stay at the leading edge of their profession.
Tracey Harvey: Transitioning to the New Rural Cannabis Economy
Tracey Harvey is an instructor in Selkirk College’s School of Environment and Geomatics. Her PhD Research aims to understand some of the socioeconomic impacts of recreational cannabis legalization, and how historically cannabis producing rural regions within British Columbia can effectively transition to the new rural economy. Visit the project’s website for more information.
Dr. Randy Janzen: Guatemalan Ex-Combatant Perspectives on Reintegration: A Grounded Theory
Read about Dr. Randy Janzen's recently published article in The Qualitative Report titled Guatemalan Ex-combatant Perspectives on Reintegration: A Grounded Theory. In this study, Dr. Janzen interviews members of Nuevo Horizonte, an intentional community comprised of Guatemalan ex-guerrillas and their successful reintegration.
Dr. Randy Janzen: Investigating Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping
Dr. Randy Janzen, Chair of the Mir Centre for Peace and a Peace Studies instructor, is currently researching nonviolent approaches for solving political conflicts. Preliminary results of this research indicate that Canadians are in favour of the concept of unarmed civilian peacekeeping as a strategy of Canada's foreign policy. Learn more about the Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping Study.
Doris Hausleitner: Searching for Female Maternal Den Locations for Wolverine in the Kootenays
Doris Hausleitner is an instructor of ecology and applied biology in Selkirk College’s School of Environment and Geomatics. She also runs a consulting company, Seepanee Ecological Research where she specializes in research on endangered wildlife. Since 2012, she has been studying mechanisms influencing wolverine distribution in the south Columbia Mountains in winter. She is just embarking on a new research project with many partners including the Selkirk College Geospatial Research Center, where she will be using drones, habitat modeling and citizen science to search for wolverine dens. To report a wolverine sighting or tracks, please visit http://www.wolverinewatch.org/report-wolverine-observations1/.