Administration

Dr. Marcia McKenzie is the Director of SEPN. She is also a Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Director of the Sustainability Education Research Institute at the University of Saskatchewan (www.seri.usask.ca). She is principal investigator on two SSHRC-funded projects: the Sustainability and Education Policy Network and the Digital Media Project: Youth Making Place. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersections of environment and critical education, educational policy, and the politics of social science research.
Nicola Chopin has been the Project Manager of the Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) since 2012. Her background is in Applied Social Psychology, with an emphasis on program evaluation and monitoring. She has over 10 years of research coordination experience and is familiar with a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods including literature reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, surveys, interviews, and focus groups. She has worked in a variety of areas including sustainability education policy, sustainability education, health science education, quality of life, poverty, homelessness, crime prevention, and community perceptions of crime.
Rose von Schilling is SEPN’s part-time Administrative Coordinator, joining in June 2016.  Her background is in the social sciences and she has worked for a variety of post-secondary institutions, non-profit and other organizations in Western Canada and in the NWT.
Christine Thompson is SEPN's part-time Website Developer. She has 18 years of experience working in the human service and academic sectors. Key focus areas include communications and knowledge mobilization.