A student blog was launched recently in connection with the C-Change, or Coastal Change project based at the Telfer School of Management, which is focused on managing adaptation to environmental change in eight coastal Communities in Canada and the Caribbean. Students here and at four partner universities provide updates about their work related to this project on the Coastal Change Student Blog. This initiative provides an opportunity for students to share their work with community members. The originator of the blog is M.Sc. Systems Sciences candidate Alex Chung, who is working under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Lane of the Telfer School. He will be conducting case studies for the partner communities of Charlottetown, PEI, and Isle Madame, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.
C-Change links community members and university researchers from Canada with members of the Caribbean community in support of research on coastal adaptation to environmental change including the impacts of storm surge and sea-level rise on susceptible coastal communities. C-Change researchers have been working with the partner communities to profile local community vulnerabilities and risks and to build local capacity for managing adaptation to pending environmental change.
The C-Change project is led by co-directors Dr. Dan Lane and Dr. Patrick Watson, Director of SALISES at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, along with a team of over twenty co-applicants, collaborators, and community partners. C-Change is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).