Rosie Simms

Project Manager & Researcher


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Rosie joined the POLIS Water Sustainability Project in June 2015, where her work includes research and outreach on legal/policy options to advance freshwater protection; convening B.C. water leaders; and managing other project activities out of the POLIS headquarters at the University of Victoria.

In 2014, Rosie completed her MA at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. As part of the UBC Program on Water Governance, her thesis research explored water governance in B.C. and intersections with Indigenous rights and governance. Rosie’s previous work experience and undergraduate studies at McGill University have taken her from Panama to Baffin Island, where she has led youth outdoor leadership programs, conducted research and media outreach on Canadian mining in Latin America, and organized a variety of workshops and forums related to Canadian freshwater issues.