Our Team

Executive Board


Kaitlin Kish

is an Associate Professor in the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University and lecturer of Ecological Economics for the Haida Gwaii Institute at the University of British Columbia. She has a Ph.D. in Social and Ecological Sustainability from the University of Waterloo’s School for Environment, Resources, and Sustainability. She applies her background in complex systems thinking and ecological economics to research on production, labour, and open knowledge commons. She is currently leading a global survey of the role Makerspace play in local economic development strategies. Katie is also working with the municipality of Chatham-Kent on public consultations for community participatory planning.

Vice President

Shaun Sellers

is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Victoria working in the fields of climate finance, energy policy, and risk governance. He is particularly interested in the intersection of finance and ecological economics. His recent publications examine topics of energy transitions, stranded asset risk, fossil fuel divestment, and extreme weather. Truzaar is recognized as a 2020 Corporate Knights 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leader and a 2023 Clean50 Emerging Leader, awarded for his work on climate finance.


Madhu Kanji

Chaya Kapoor

Chaya Kapoor is an experienced spatial analyst with a past history in quantitative research. She received her Master’s in Environmental Studies (MES) degree from York University in 2022, where she investigated the use of spatial data to improve the Ecological Footprint methodology. Chaya has served on the board since 2022, contributing to the most recent student academy and biennial conference. Her interests are and continue to be in the practical application of ecological economic principles through policy making, community organizing, and broader social movements.

Megan Egler

Megan is a doctoral candidate in natural resources and ecological economics at the University of Vermont, a graduate fellow at the Gund Institute for Environment, and a member of the Leadership for the Ecozoic Project. Both her academic work and her policy-oriented consulting work deals with matters of economy, labour, and justice in energy and mining. She is also a degrowth activist and a regular collaborator in politically motivated performance art. She is a past board member of the International Society for Ecological Economics and has been a member of CANSEE since 2019.

Geoff Garver

Geoffrey Garver teaches environmental courses at McGill University and Concordia University in Montreal and coordinates law and governance research for the Leadership for the Ecozoic program. He is on the Steering Committee of the Ecological Law and Governance Association ( and is active in the international degrowth movement.  Geoff completed his PhD (Geography) at McGill and has a B.S. (Chemical Engineering) from Cornell University, a J.D. from Michigan law School and an LL.M. from McGill. From 2000-2007, he was Director of Submission on Enforcement Matters at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (, following 13 years of public service with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a federal District Court judge in Maine. Geoff is author of Ecological Law and the Planetary Crisis (2021) and co-author of Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy (2009) and has written many articles and book chapters.  Geoff grew up in a Quaker family in Western New York and is on the Board of Trustees of the Quaker Institute for the Future.

Julie Lafortune

Jim Jones

Advisory Board

Dr. Sophia Sanniti

is currently the Ecological Economics intern at the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. She holds a Ph.D. in Ecological and Social Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, where her work employed a critical ecofeminist frame to problematize some of the gendered assumptions in ecological economics research and policy proposals. Sophia is particularly interested in exploring the implications of a degrowth imperative for Canadian care workers in the household. She holds a B.E.S. from UWaterloo in Environment and Business studies, and a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University which she completed in partnership with E4A and CUSP.

Advisory Board

Dr. Truzaar Dordi

Truzaar is an assistant professor at the University of York’s Department of Environment and Geography. His research uncovers the interconnected and complementary roles industry, policy, and capital markets play in contributing to both climate instability and solutions to climate change. Prior to joining the advisory committee, Truzaar served on the board from 2019 – 2023, supporting CANSEE on partnerships, engagement, communication, and strategy. Truzaar currently serves on the departmental leadership team as the Director of Partnerships and Engagement, and is the program lead for a Master’s in Sustainable Business, Environment and Society.