Robert Newell

David Turpin Building
GIS Laboratory Rm A236
Department of Geography
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
V8W 3R4

Phone: 1-250-472-4624



I completed an undergraduate in Biology and Statistics (University of Victoria), but developed a keen interest in the communication of environmental trends and sustainability ideas over the last six years while working in the design, development and delivery of environmental education programs and completing a graduate thesis on approaches to effective environmental communications (MA in Environment and Management, Royal Roads University). I am committed to exploring and discovering new methods of communicating sustainability to broad and diverse audiences, and my work has included developing environmental education programs for settlement agencies and project leading in Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific. I also work for the Canada Research Chairs program in Sustainable Community Development, and have been heavily involved in developing creative and interactive ways of disseminating research ideas and getting the greater public involved with sustainability research.



I completed my PhD as a student in the CORAL group, and my doctoral work involved examining the potential immersive virtual environments have for facilitating decision-making around marine and coastal resources.