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RAVEN, based at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is developing projects with collaborators and rural champions across New Brunswick. Listed on this page are the partner representatives, current and former investigators and collaborators, and current and former students affiliated with RAVEN.

Anyone interested to work with us on a rural environmental or social justice issue is welcome to contact us: raven.unb@gmail.com.

RAVEN partners:

RAVEN investigators and collaborators:

  • Amy Floyd, Senior Policy Analyst – Community Food Security, RAVEN staff.
  • Dr. Casey Burkholder, Assistant Professor, UNB Education, RAVEN co-investigator.
  • Dr. Daniel Tubb, Assistant Professor, UNB Anthropology, RAVEN co-investigator.
  • Dr. David Hofmann, Assistant Professor, UNB Sociology, RAVEN collaborator.
  • Dr. Janice Harvey, Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Environment & Society Program, St. Thomas University, RAVEN co-investigator.
  • Kim Reeder, Senior Policy Analyst – Community Consultation on Environmental Impacts of Energy Production.
  • Dr. Matt Rogers, Assistant Professor, UNB Education, RAVEN co-investigator.
  • Rick Wightman, Senior Teaching Associate, UNB Computer Science, RAVEN collaborator.
  • Rodrigo Guti√©rrez Hermelo, Media Lab coordinator, UNB Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning, RAVEN collaborator.
  • Dr. Sabine LeBel, Assistant Professor, UNB Media Arts and Culture, RAVEN co-investigator.
  • Dr. Susan O’Donnell, Researcher and Adjunct Professor, UNB Sociology, RAVEN primary investigator.
  • Dr. Tracy Glynn, RAVEN collaborator.

Current RAVEN students:

  • Christine Jean is an Honours student in Anthropology and History at UNB. She is working with Kim Reeder and Susan O’Donnell on the sustainable energy development project.
  • Kelly Green is a STU student majoring in Environment & Society Studies and Communications & Public Policy with a minor in Sociology and Science & Technology Studies. Kelly is working with Janice Harvey and Rose He on the fossil fuel divestment project.
  • Rose He is in the first year Engineering program at UNB. Rose is working with Kelly Green and Susan O’Donnell on the fossil fuel divestment project.

Former RAVEN students:

  • Mary Aspinall, PhD candidate, UNB Sociology, RAVEN graduate student research assistant during the Autumn 2018 term. Mary worked on a content and critical discourse analysis of Brunswick News editorials about rural issues. She presented her research for RAVEN at the 2019 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities at UBC in Vancouver.
  • Brian Beaton, PhD candidate, UNB Faculty of Education, RAVEN graduate student research assistant. Brian worked with Rick Wightman for the Summer 2019 term on a study of rural broadband in New Brunswick.
  • Shanthi Bell, final year undergraduate student, UNB Psychology & UNB Media Arts and Cultures. Shanthi was a RAVEN research assistant for the Autumn 2018 and Winter 2019 terms. Shanthi made short videos about rural activists and champions for the RAVEN project that are featured on the NB Media Co-op site, and she was also the coordinator of the 2019 RAVEN cell phone music video contest.
  • Rachel Bensler, RAVEN research assistant and second year student in the UNB Bachelor of Arts Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Leadership with a minor in International Development Studies. Rachel worked on the fossil fuel divestment campaign at UNB during the Fall session in 2019 and Winter session in 2020.
  • Patrick Donovan, student in the UNB Bachelor of Arts Honours History & Minor Political Science programs and RAVEN research assistant for the first part of the Fall 2019 term. He wrote an article about the Orange Square campaign.
  • Chris George, PhD candidate, UNB Interdisciplinary Studies, RAVEN graduate student research assistant during the Winter 2019 term. Chris worked with Matt Rogers to develop a participatory video project.
  • Lauren Korn, RAVEN graduate student resesearch assistant and Masters candidate, UNB English (Creative Writing) worked with RAVEN during the Summer Institute in 2019 and the Winter and start of Summer session in 2020.
  • Abram Lutes, final year undergraduate student major in UNB Philosophy and Leadership Studies. Abram worked with Susan O’Donnell and Daniel Tubb and the RAVEN 2019 Summer Institute as the Environmental Action reporter and wrote many articles that were published by RAVEN partner, the NB Media Co-op.
  • Lisa Jodoin, PhD Candidate, UNB English (Creative Writing). Lisa worked with Matt Rogers on participatory video and Susan O’Donnell with the RAVEN 2019 Summer Institute.
  • Cortney MacDonnell, RAVEN Environmental Action reporter during Summer 2020 as an ARTS 4000 student, and a student in the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Development programs.
  • Rowan Miller, final year undergraduate student, UNB Political Science, RAVEN research assistant in the Winter 2019 term. Rowan worked with Susan O’Donnell and collaborators on a vision paper about a transition to a green economy for rural New Brunswick.
  • Hannah Moore, RAVEN research assistant and fourth year Environment & Society major at St. Thomas University. Hannah worked during the Winter 2020 term on the divestment campaign and during summer 2020 as a food security reporter based at the Hayes Farm in Fredericton.
  • Alicia Noreiga, PhD candidate, UNB Faculty of Education, RAVEN graduate student research assistant. Alicia worked with Casey Burkholder on research activities related to cellphilms.
  • Kim Reeder, Masters candidate, UNB Environmental Management, RAVEN graduate student research assistant with Susan O’Donnell in the Winter 2019 term and the RAVEN 2019 Summer Institute. She led a study about leadership in rural climate change adaptation with RAVEN collaborator, the NB Northwest Regional Service Commission. Kim represented RAVEN at the 2019 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities ESAC satellite conference at Memorial University in Corner Brook, NL.
  • Amy Savile, PhD Candidate, UNB Sociology, RAVEN graduate student research assistant during the Winter 2019 term. Amy worked on a study on alternative media in New Brunswick and presented the research at the¬† 2019 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities at UNB in Vancouver.
  • Jessica Wall, RAVEN graduate student research assistant and Candidate, UNB Masters in Applied Health Research program. Jessica worked with RAVEN during the Winter and Summer 2020 terms on the food security project.

Former investigators and collaborators