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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 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 GutiĆ©rrez 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. 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, working with Daniel Tubb. Tracy will be representing the RAVEN project at the 2019 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities at UBC in Vancouver.

Current RAVEN students:

  • Abram Lutes, final year undergraduate student major in UNB Philosophy and Leadership Studies. Abram is working with Susan O’Donnell and Daniel Tubb, with the RAVEN 2019 Summer Institute.
  • Alicia Noreiga, PhD candidate, UNB Faculty of Education, RAVEN graduate student research assistant. Alicia is working with Casey Burkholder on research activities related to cellphilms.
  • Brian Beaton, PhD candidate, UNB Faculty of Education, RAVEN graduate student research assistant. Brian is working with Rick Wightman on a study of rural broadband in New Brunswick and is also affiliated with the RAVEN 2019 Summer Institute.
  • 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 be representing RAVEN at the 2019 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities ESAC satellite conference at Memorial University in Corner Brook, NL.
  • Lauren Korn, Masters candidate, UNB English (Creative Writing). Lauren is working with Susan O’Donnell and the RAVEN 2019 Summer Institute.
  • Lisa Jodoin, PhD Candidate, UNB English (Creative Writing). Lisa is working with Matt Rogers on participatory video and Susan O’Donnell with the RAVEN 2019 Summer Institute.

Former RAVEN students:

  • Amy Savile, PhD Candidate, UNB Sociology, RAVEN graduate student research assistant during the Winter 2019 term and currently completing a study on 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 during the Winter 2019 term. Chris worked with Matt Rogers to develop a participatory video project.
  • 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. Mary will be representing RAVEN at the 2019 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities at UBC in Vancouver.
  • 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.
  • Shanthi Bell, final year undergraduate student, UNB Psychology & UNB Media Arts and Cultures, 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.