Project Management Team

Elaine Maloney, BSL

Knowledge Mobilization Manager

Elaine brings a thirty-year record of successful coordination of research programs and projects in an inter-disciplinary setting. In managing various aspects of the project, she will administer the sub-grant program, coordinate knowledge sharing and mobilization, develop a publications program, and organize various activities and events. She will also work with the research team for outreach and program extension, network with other projects and other areas of expertise, and extend partnerships with relevant organizations and programs.

Tracy Howlett

Research Assistant
Tracy has been working with Indigenous communities and organizations on traditional land use mapping, management and community based monitoring for over 15 years.  As a former member of the Mackenzie River Basin Board’s Traditional Knowledge and Strengthening Partnerships Working Group (TKSPWG), Tracy has been involved in Tracking Change from its inception and is excited to be joining the Project Team to help take the project into its next phase.  Tracy will offer project management and research support, work to create a Community of Practice for CBM practitioners and will aim to find opportunities to strengthen linkages and collaborate with other research institutions and the provincial government. 

Amabel (Abby) D’Souza, MSc

Research Assistant

Abby is a former graduate student of Dr. Brenda Parlee, completing her MSc in Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology in January 2019. She has worked in the international context, having conducted research in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand and the surrounding areas. She is providing social media management, newsletters, research, editing and other various supports to the project.

Zizhao (Finn) Wang

Project Developer

Zizhao (Finn) is an Electrical Engineering undergraduate student graduating in 2018 Spring. He is providing various information technology supports to the project including website development and webinar hosting. He has a strong interest in indigenous and environmental issues. His experience includes working in the Faculty of Native Studies and the Government of Alberta Environmental Monitoring and Science Division.