Master of Arts in Geography Program

Department of Geography




Master of Arts in Geography Program

Kerrie Pickering
B.Sc. (Honours) Environment, Brock University
Email: kp02ad@brocku.ca

"Since completing my undergraduate Environment degree at Brock University I have been involved in a research project in Niagara facilitating the creation of a collaborative network of active stakeholders focusing on climate change. Adaptive capacity has been shown to strengthen and increase when individuals and groups work collectively while also creating an opportunity for social learning to occur. Social learning occurs when individuals and groups ‘learn to walk in another shoes’ by sharing experiences and ideas as they work together to resolve complex issues such as climate change. Having witnessed this process it has reinforced and strengthened a strong interest in climate change, how people and communities perceive, react and adapt to the phenomenon, how academic knowledge can assist in this process and the importance of governance and leadership in dealing with such complex and dynamic issues. My MA research is identifying present and potential future adaptations to climate change in the Ontario wine industry through a social-ecological lens."
 

Photo from graduate event