After completing his graduate studies at U of G, Tristan Pearce spent many years travelling between the Arctic and Australia studying the impacts of climate change.
With an MA in Geography and International Development and a PhD in Geography, both from U of G, Pearce, 39, has returned home to Prince George, British Columbia, as associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Change at the University of Northern British Columbia.
In his research, he lived among the Aboriginals of Queensland and the Inuvialuit of the western Arctic. The story of his globe-trotting research was featured in the Vancouver Sun.
The research chair is worth $500,000 over five years.