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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:

  • Dr. Casey Burkholder, Assistant Professor, UNB Education, RAVEN co-investigator.
  • Dr. Daniel Tubb, Assistant Professor, UNB Anthropology, RAVEN co-investigator.
  • David Perley, Director, UNB Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, RAVEN collaborator.
  • Dr. David Hofmann, Assistant Professor, UNB Sociology, RAVEN collaborator.
  • Dr. Matt Rogers, Assistant Professor, UNB Education, RAVEN co-investigator.
  • Rick Wightman, Senior Teaching Associate, UNB Computer Science, RAVEN collaborator.
  • Rodrigo Gutiérrez Hermello, 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.
  • Tracy Glynn, PhD candidate UNB Interdisciplinary Studies, RAVEN graduate student research assistant and future postdoctoral fellow, working with Daniel Tubb.

Current RAVEN students:

  • Rachel Bensler, RAVEN research assistant. Rachel is a student in the Bachelor of Arts Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Leadership with a minor in International Development Studies
  • Patrick Donovan, RAVEN research assistant. Patrick is a student in the Bachelor of Arts Honours History & Minor Political Science programs.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lauren Korn, Masters candidate, UNB English (Creative Writing). Lauren worked with Susan O’Donnell and the RAVEN 2019 Summer Institute,.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 with the RAVEN 2019 Summer Institute. She is also completing a study about leadership in rural climate change adaptation with RAVEN collaborator, the NB Northwest Regional Service Commission. Kim will 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.

Former investigators and collaborators

  • David Perley, former Director, UNB Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, RAVEN collaborator (retired).