Megan Spencer

POLIS Affiliate; Social Scientist, Integral Ecology Group

Megan joined the Polis Project on Ecological Governance and POLIS Water Sustainability Project as a research assistant from 2014 – 2019 to provide support for communications, outreach, and research activities. She completed a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Anthropology and a Diploma in Restoration of Natural Systems at the University of Victoria, with a focus on ethnobotany and ethnographic research. After completing her studies, she enjoyed a memorable summer as a field assistant with Parks Canada’s Gulf Islands National Park Reserve with a forest understory health monitoring program and the clam garden restoration program.

Megan continues with POLIS as a valued Affiliate while she works as a social scientist with Integral Ecology Group, where she conducts applied research to understand the impacts of industrial development to Indigenous cultures and traditional resources in northern Alberta and B.C. In time, she intends to pursue graduate studies in ethnobotany and the revitalization of traditional management practices for berry gardens on the Northwest Coast.