Who We Are

Rosie Simms

Rosie Simms

University of British Columbia

Rosie is a MA student working with Dr. Leila Harris at the Institute for Resources and Environmental Sustainability. Her research is focused on drinking water access and governance in British Columbia First Nations communities. Rosie has a BA&Sc (Hons) Environment degree from McGill University, where her interests converged around Canadian freshwater issues and First Nation studies. During her time at McGill, Rosie co-organized Uncharted Waters, a student conference on water and youth engagement. Her academic and working ventures have taken her twice to Baffin Island with Students on Ice, as well as to Panama for a 4-month field study semester, where she completed an internship and independent media projects investigating indigenous rights and conflicts around Canadian mining development.

WEPGN Project(s):

  • Closing the gap: Drinking water governance and monitoring capacity in British Columbia First Nations communities
  • Assessing drinking water governance in British Columbia, with focus on water quality in First Nations