It is our pleasure to formally introduce PBSC-UVic’s 2017-2018 Program Coordinators: Rebecca Whitmore and Laura Edwards!
Rebecca Whitmore, Program Coordinator (Full Year)
Rebecca has a B.A. (Hons.) and an M.A. in Geography from Simon Fraser University, where her research focused on informal caregiving, ethics of care, and global health equity. Prior to completing her M.A., Rebecca was a co-op student for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and an intern at the B.C. Legislative Assembly. Rebecca has volunteered with health and social justice organizations including the Elizabeth Fry Society, Atira Women’s Resource Society, and Pivot Legal Society. She is interested in pursuing work related to health policy and public interest law.
Laura Edwards, Program Coordinator (School Year)
Laura Edwards is heading into her second year of law school at the University of Victoria. Laura has a B.Sc. (Hons). in Biology-Ecology from the University of Alberta. She has worked across Alberta as a field biologist and project manager in the non-profit and private sector with a focus on environmental education, wetland ecology, and riparian health. Her career in biology sparked an interest in environmental justice and she plans to pursue a career in environmental or criminal law. In her free time Laura enjoys playing board games with friends, exploring the outdoors, training for triathlons, and chilling with her cat.