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Take action on climate change and support the City of Victoria

BCSEA - VIctoria Chapter

Climate action in Fairfield Gonzales

On Thursday, October 20th, the Victoria Chapter will host a meeting of the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association for people who want to take action on climate change and support the City of Victoria’s work. 7:00 p.m. at Fairfield Gonzales Community Place, 1330 Fairfield Road. All are welcome.

Lisa Kadonaga

Lisa is a sessional instructor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria and has also taught at Camosun College.  She received an undergraduate degree from McMaster University, a MSc from the University of Guelph and a PhD from University of Victoria.  She has studied and taught about the impacts of climate change and adaption and mitigation strategies, since the 1980's.  Her interests include disaster planning and community resilience; cultural perceptions of changing environments; and the relationships between food production, environmental conditions and local customs.

Victoria Chapter 2018 News


Hello BCSEA members!

We welcome new Steering Committee members, September Smith, Yaqiong Wang and Scott Mellett. And we thank Eleri Davies, Jesse Fraser and Larissa Stendie, who are stepping down – our volunteers make it all happen!

Scott Mellett

Scott has lived in the Victoria area for most of his life. He has a BA from the University of Victoria in Geography and Political Science with a concentration in environmental sustainability. Scott’s professional experience up to this point has been focussed on organic and sustainable food systems, as well as raising awareness about bees and other local pollinators. Currently, Scott is training to become an electrician with the desire to work in the field of renewable energy.


Yaqiong Wang

Yaqiong Wang is a Research Associate at Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. She has been working on an analysis of BC’s climate variability and is currently working on producing updated climate design data. Yaqiong holds a MSc. in Geography from the University of Victoria. She received her BSc. in Atmospheric Science from Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology in China.


September Smith

A previous steering committee member for BCSEA, September is a mechanical engineer who has transitioned from there to university teaching, to online learning design and development, and most recently to teaching clients how to harness their skill, knowledge and online business tools to create their own successful online businesses.

Praveen Ponraj

Praveen recently moved to Victoria from Chennai, located in the southern region of India, to study business management specializing in sustainability strategies at Royal Roads University.  Since the end of 2016 he has been a volunteer with the chapter’s communications team helping us to develop communications plans and strategies for various events using his business management expertise.  He is interested in using his critical thinking, inclusive leadership skills, change management expertise, and creativity to promote sustainability on a larger scale through the BCSEA Victoria Chapter.