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Paivi Abernethy

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A Finnish-Canadian researcher, academic, life long learner, community activist, friend, wife & stepmother.

Born in Finland - held homes in Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Germany, the United States & currently residing in British Columbia, Canada. (Spent a number of months in the UK, as well as traveling around Europe, South America & Asia).

PhD in Social and Ecological Sustainability (sustainability governance & policy)

MRes in  Health Research (public health)

MSc  (cand.scient.) in Biochemistry  (molecular biology & microbiology)

Studied

  • Environmental Studies ( transdisciplinary degree: Sustainability Governance, Health Promotion & Ecohealth) at the University of Waterloo, ON; 

  • Visiting Fellow, Sociology (STS) with Dr. Brian Wynne and Dr. Claire Waterton, Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Lancaster University, UK;

  • Health Research (Public Health) at Lancaster University, UK; 

  • Native Studies at Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON;

  • Social Work (BEST Youth Worker Certificate), Boston Medical Foundation, MA;

  • IT Management with 21st.dk, Copenhagen, Denmark;

  • Biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark;

  • Biology at Lund University, Sweden;

  • Journalism at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (Fulbright Scholar);

  • As an exchange student in Salzburg, Austria.


"THE UNIVERSE IS FULL OF MAGICAL THINGS, PATIENTLY WAITING FOR OUR WITS TO GROW SHARPER." — Eden Phillpotts


I am combining my experiences within the private sector (IT, life sciences & biotech industry), public sector, and academia to do my little share for the common good.

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