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Emma Hawley-Yan, BES Grad Cert GIS

GIS Intern Social Research

Emma is passionate about using  innovative GIS technologies and approaches to support meaningful environmental protection and community-focused stewardship efforts.  She has a background in GIS, ecology and resource sustainability, and diverse experiences in federal government, academia, and the non-profit sector.  Emma has worked as a researcher and technical scientific writer on species at risk recovery planning, as an education and outreach coordinator on Ontario-focused local environmental protection campaigns, and as an outdoor education specialist and program director with various public and private schools. Most recently, she has been working in collaboration with SVS and COGS on cumulative effects mapping and the development of a custom GIS tool to support baseline assessment and understanding of cumulative effects on landscapes and traditional territories.

Emma graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2018 with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies Joint Honours Degree in environment and resource sustainability and biology, as well as a Diploma in ecological restoration and rehabilitation. She completed her Graduate Certificate in geographic information systems in 2023 at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), Nova Scotia Community College.

Outside of work, Emma loves to hike, canoe, rock climb, read, and make art.



Environmental Management



Additional Superpowers

cumulative effects mapping| GIS | cartography | data management | species at risk | ecological restoration | literature reviews | report writing |