Leeza Perehudoff

Research Assistant
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Selkirk Innovates

BGIS (Selkirk College)

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As a proud alum of Selkirk College, Leeza is grateful to continue being a part of the college community. She completed the Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Technology Diploma in 2018 and the bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems in 2020.

After studying with the School of Environment & Geomatics at Selkirk College, she enjoyed co-op student positions with the BC Ministry of Forests’ Range Branch, Canfor, FortisBC and Selkirk Innovates. 

Through several research internships with Selkirk Innovates, Leeza discovered her passion for social science research. She contributes to multiple research projects, including State of the Basin, Courageous Dialogues: Moving Beyond Polarization and Bridging Rural Homelessness and Well-being: A Sustainable and Collaborative Regional Response.

Leeza is currently studying remotely in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Royal Roads University. She anticipates completing her degree in 2025. Her proposed thesis research will explore the role of community–post-secondary partnerships and community-based applied research in enhancing sustainable community development in rural Canada.

Leeza has been an avid volunteer for over a decade. She is currently a board trustee and the treasurer of the Castlegar & District Public Library. As a nearly life-long resident of Castlegar, Leeza is proud to have represented her community as Miss Castlegar in 2012.