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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. 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:

  • Casey Burkholder, Assistant Professor, UNB Education, RAVEN co-investigator.
  • Daniel Tubb, Assistant Professor, UNB Anthropology, RAVEN co-investigator.
  • David Perley, Director, UNB Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, RAVEN collaborator.
  • David Hofmann, Assistant Professor, UNB Sociology, RAVEN collaborator.
  • Matt Rogers, Assistant Professor, UNB Education, RAVEN co-investigator.
  • Rick Wightman, Senior Teaching Associate, UNB Computer Science, RAVEN collaborator.
  • Rodrigo GutiĆ©rrez Hermello, Media Lab coordinator, UNB Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning, RAVEN collaborator.
  • Sabine LeBel, Assistant Professor, UNB Media Arts and Culture, RAVEN co-investigator.
  • Susan O’Donnell, Researcher and Adjunct Professor, UNB Sociology, RAVEN primary investigator. Susan will be representing the RAVEN project at the 2019 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities at UBC in Vancouver.
  • Tracy Glynn, PhD candidate UNB Interdisciplinary Studies, RAVEN graduate student research assistant and future postdoctoral fellow. Tracy will be representing the RAVEN project at the 2019 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities at UBC in Vancouver.

Current RAVEN students:

  • Amy Savile, PhD Candidate, UNB Sociology, RAVEN graduate student research assistant. Amy is working with Susan O’Donnell and Tracy Glynn on a study of alternative media in New Brunswick. Amy will be representing RAVEN at the 2019 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities at UNB in Vancouver.
  • Chris George, PhD candidate, UNB Interdisciplinary Studies, RAVEN graduate student research assistant. Chris is working with Matt Rogers to develop a participatory video project.
  • Kim Reeder, Masters candidate, UNB Environmental Management, RAVEN graduate student research assistant. Kim is working with Susan O’Donnell on a project about leadership in rural climate change adaptation with RAVEN collaborator, the NB Northwest Regional Service Commission. Kim will be representing RAVEN at the 2019 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities ESAC satellite conference at Memorial University in Corner Brook, NL.
  • Rowan Miller, final year undergraduate student, UNB Political Science, RAVEN research assistant. Rowan is working with Susan O’Donnell and collaborators on a vision paper: A Just Transition to a Green Economy for Rural New Brunswick.
  • Shanthi Bell, final year undergraduate student, UNB Psychology & UNB Media Arts and Cultures, RAVEN research assistant. Shanthi has been working with RAVEN since the Autumn 2018 term, primarily making short videos about rural activists and champions for the RAVEN project that are featured on the NB Media Co-op. Shanthi is also the coordinator of the 2019 RAVEN cell phone music video contest.

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 is the lead author on the resulting manuscript submitted for peer-review. Mary will be representing RAVEN at the 2019 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities at UBC in Vancouver.