Joanne Shantz



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Joanne Shantz, M.A.

Social Researcher

Joanne Shantz is a Social Researcher with SVS who believes in the value of working collaboratively to address human-environment issues. She is passionate about conducting high-quality research through a variety of methods, and has experience working on topics related to community-based resource management, environmental assessments, energy planning, renewable energy development, sustainability, climate change, and other environmental issues.

Joanne has a strong research background and experience using a variety of methods including GIS, interviews, surveys, document analysis, focus groups, and other techniques for community engagement. She is skilled at communicating ideas and findings effectively, working in and coordinating teams, and using creative means to solve problems. She is passionate about taking community-based and participatory approaches to conducting research and enjoys working on projects that benefit communities.


Indigenous Knowledge and Land Use Studies

Socio-Economic Impact Assessments


qualitative and quantitative research methods | participatory research | community-based research| indigenous knowledge studies | human-environment relations | community energy planning | environment and resource management | interdisciplinary research | communications| report writing