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Social Scientist and Geographer helps students succeed in high school and academia

Methodology

My teaching methodologies are based on the students needs. I approach each student differently, depending on what their needs are. I am very patient and will work with each student to find a methodology and approach that works for them. I believe in open and honest communication to ensure each student is getting the most out of their experience.

Background

I am a social scientist pursuing a PhD in geography at a Canadian University. I will work with students to help them manage their workload in a high school or university environment. I have over ten years of academic and research experience that makes be a suitable candidate to help you succeed!

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Rate for online lessons : $ 15/h
Lessons offered by Melissa
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Academic coaching
  • Methodology
Levels
  • All Levels

Melissa's Resume

EDUCATION

September 2017 – PhD Candidate, Geography
Present University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario)
Thesis Title: Tourism Development in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut: Examining the Franklin Wrecks as a Tourism Destination
Supervisor: Dr. Jackie Dawson
• Spatial analysis of marine tourism trends.
• Led a two-day training workshop for local youth in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.
• Co-facilitated 16 semi-structured interviews in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut with local youth.

September 2015 – Master of Arts, Geography
August 2017 University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario)
Thesis Title: Climate-Induced Environmental Change and the Future of Tourism at the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park
Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Scott

September 2010 – Honours Bachelor of Arts with Specialization in Geography
December 2014 (CO-OP)
University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario)
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Primary Instructor
February 2018 – University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario)
April 2018 Course Title: Human and Policy Dimensions of Environmental Change (ENV3321)

Teaching Assistant
September 2017 – University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario)
Present Course Titles: Geography of Tourism, Global Environmental Challenges, Introduction to Geomatics; Advanced GIS, Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arctic: Canada’s Changing North

September 2015 – University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario)
April 2017 Course Titles: Professional and Scholarly Practice in Geography,
Geography of Tourism/Recreation Geography, Human Dimensions
of Natural Hazards, Introduction to GIS
RELATED EXPERIENCE

November 2017 – Research Assistant
April 2020 Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices Research Project
University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario)
Supervisors: Dr. Jackie Dawson and Dr. Natalie Carter
• Co-led youth training in two Nunavut communities.
• Co-facilitated participatory mapping workshops, interviews and focus group discussions in Coral Harbour, Nunavut and Iqaluit, Nunavut with local youth.
• Digitized participatory maps with ArcGIS software.
• Designed maps in ArcGIS for community reports.
• Assisted with data management and organization.
• Prepared metadata for vector data.
• Developed a web application using Story Map Series and Map Tools on ArcGIS online.

September 2019 – Map Designer
December 2019 Weather, Water, Ice, and Climate Project
University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario)
Supervisors: Dr. Jackie Dawson, Dr. Natalie Carter and Dr. Gita Ljubicic
• Designed scoping and regional maps in ArcGIS for nine Nunavut community surveys.

May 2014 - Field Project Assistant (CO-OP)
August 2014 University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario)
Supervisor: Dr. Jackie Dawson
• Conducted semi-structured interviews with tour operators and stakeholders for the Athabasca Glacier and Churchill’s polar bear viewing industry.
• Administered visualization surveys to visitors at the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park using iPad technology.
• Transcribed, coded and analyzed roundtable questionnaires from a park managers workshop.
• Prepared a comprehensive literature review on science and the management of protected areas.

May 2012 – Research Assistant
August 2012 Supervisor: Dr. Mike Sawada
University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario)
• Completed a comprehensive research and analysis of urban disorder literature to develop a survey on walkability and neighbourhood aesthetics.
• Conducted an observational survey in 80 Ottawa neighbourhoods using an iPad with GIS technology.

ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

September 2017 – Environment, Society and Policy Group
Present Lab Meeting Coordinator

October 2017 – PhD Department Representative
August 2020 Geography Graduate Student Association (University of Ottawa)

October 2019 Elections Canada
Service Agent for Special Polls
Deputy Returning Officer for Election Day

January 2019 Planning Committee
Symposium: Research Unspoken

February 2018 Volunteer
Ottawa-Carleton Student Northern Research Symposium
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

October 2019 Foundations of Project Management I
Mitacs Inc.

February 2018 Clear Writing
Altitude Professional Skills Development Program

September 2017 Teaching Assistant Training
University of Ottawa Teaching and Learning Support Service
PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Publications (n=2)

Dawson, J., Carter, N., van Luikj, N., Parker, C., Weber, M., Cook, A., Grey, K., &
Provencher, J. (2020). Infusing Inuit and local knowledge into the low impact
shipping corridors: An adaptation to increased shipping activity and climate
change in Arctic Canada. Environmental Science and Policy, 105, 19-36.
Weber, M., Groulx, M., Lemieux, C.J., Scott, D., & Dawson, J. (2019). Balancing the
dual mandate of conservation and visitor use at a Canadian world heritage site in
an era of rapid climate change. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 27(9), 1318-1337.
DOI: 10.1080/(concealed information)19.1620754.

Non-Refereed Contributions (*indicates invited contribution/talk)

Technical Reports (n=12)
*Babb, D., J. Andrews, J. Dawson, D. Landry, O. Mussells, M. Weber. (2019).
Transportation and Community use of the Marine Environment, in D. Barber and
L. Candlish (ed.) ArcticNet - Hudson Bay Integrated Regional Impact Synthesis
(IRIS).
Carter, N.A., Dawson, J., & Weber, M. (2020). Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices:
governing marine transportation in the Canadian Arctic (Iqaluit, Nunavut
community report). Ottawa: University of Ottawa. DOI:10.20381/39976.
Carter, N.A., Dawson, J., & Weber, M. (2018). Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices:
governing marine transportation in the Canadian Arctic (Coral Harbour, Nunavut
community report). Ottawa: University of Ottawa. DOI 10.20381/RUOR38505
Carter, N.A., Dawson, J., Joyce, J., Ogilvie, A., Weber, M. (2018) Arctic Corridors and
Northern Voices: governing marine transportation in the Canadian Arctic (Pond
Inlet, Nunavut community report). Ottawa: University of Ottawa. DOI:
10.20381/RUOR37271.
Carter, N.A., Dawson, J., Knopp, J., Joyce, J., Weber, M., Kochanowicz, Z., Mussells,
O. (2018). Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices: governing marine transportation
in the Canadian Arctic (Cambridge Bay, Nunavut community report). Ottawa:
University of Ottawa. DOI: 10.20381/RUOR337325.
Carter, N.A., Dawson, J., Parker, C., Cary, J., Gordon, H., Kochanowicz, Z., Weber, M.
(2018). Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices: governing marine transportation in
the Canadian Arctic (Aklavik, Northwest Territories community report). Ottawa:
University of Ottawa. DOI: 10.20381/RUOR37326.
Carter, N.A., Dawson, J., Parker, C., Cary, J., Gordon, H., Kochanowicz, Z., and Weber,
M. (2018). Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices: governing marine
transportation in the Canadian Arctic (Inuvik, Inuvialuit Settlement Region,
Northwest Territories community report). Ottawa: University of Ottawa.
DOI: 10.20381/RUOR38038.
Carter, N.A., Dawson, J., Parker, C., Cary, J., Gordon, H., Kochanowicz, Z., and Weber,
M. (2018). Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices: governing marine
transportation in the Canadian Arctic (Paulatuk, Inuvialuit Settlement Region,
Northwest Territories community report). Ottawa: University of Ottawa.
DOI: 10.20381/RUOR38040
Carter, N.A., Dawson, J., Parker, C., Cary, J., Gordon, H., Kochanowicz, Z., and Weber,
M. (2018). Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices: governing marine
transportation in the Canadian Arctic (Sachs Harbour, Inuvialuit Settlement
Region, Northwest Territories community report). Ottawa: University of Ottawa.
DOI:10.20381/RUOR38039
Carter, N.A., Dawson, J., Parker, C., Joyce, J., Ogilvie, A., Weber, M. (2018) Arctic
Corridors and Northern Voices: governing marine transportation in the Canadian
Arctic (Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories community report). Ottawa: University
of Ottawa. DOI: 10.20381/RUOR37270
Dawson, J., Têtu, P.L., Weber, M., & Ihrig, M. (2017). Canadian Shore Excursion Site
Survey: Perceptions and Experiences of Expedition Participants – Into the
Northwest Passage 2017.
Kochanowicz, Z. & Weber, M. (2019). Master Mariners of Canada Symposium on the
Evolution of Equality and Inclusion in the Maritime Profession: Executive
Summary.
Weber, M., De Amicis, A., Karsrud, E., Kuznietsova, A., Zaostrovskaia, I., Degtev, N.,
Mirasty, B., Stepaniuk, A., Kruzhilin, P. (2019). High North Dialogue Conference
Report: Arctic Transport and Infrastructure. Bodø, Norway.

Talks and Conference Presentations (n=9)
Paquette, E., Ljubicic, G., Okpakok, S., Johnson, C., Weber, M., & Dawson, J. (2018,
December). Potential Impacts of Sea Ice and Ship Traffic Changes on Caribou
Migratory Routes Surrounding Qikiqtaq (King William Island), Nunavut (Poster).
ArcticNet. Ottawa, Ontario.
*Weber, M., & Dawson, J. (2019). Managing marine tourism demand in the Canadian
Arctic: A case study of the Wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National
Historic Site and Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. Nord University Lunch Seminar Series.
Bodø, Norway.
*Weber, M., & Dawson, J. (2019). Managing marine tourism demand in the Canadian
Arctic: A case study of the Wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National
Historic Site and Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. High North Dialogue PhD Workshop.
Bodø, Norway.
Weber, M., Dawson, J., & Stewart, E. (2019, December). Identifying Where Cruise
Ships Disembark Passengers (Presentation). ArcticNet. Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Weber, M., Dawson, J., & Stewart, E. (2019, March). Temporal and Spatial Trends
of Marine Tourism in the Canadian Arctic (Presentation). Ottawa-Carleton
Student Northern Research Symposium. Ottawa, Ontario.
Weber, M., Dawson, J., & Stewart, E. (2018, December). Temporal and Spatial Trends
of Marine Tourism in the Canadian Arctic: Risks and Opportunities
(Presentation). ArcticNet. Ottawa, Ontario.
Weber, M., Kochanowicz, Z., Carter, N., & Dawson, J. (2018, October). Arctic
Corridors and Northern Voices Research Project: Using ArcGIS and Story Maps
to Communicate Participatory Mapping Results (Presentation). Esri Canada
User Conference. Ottawa, Ontario.
Weber, M., Lemieux, C., Groulx, M., & Scott, D. (2017, March). Climate-induced
environmental change and the future of tourism at the Athabasca Glacier (Poster).
Canadian Parks Conference. Banff, Alberta.
Weber, M., Lemieux, C., Groulx, M., & Scott, D. (2016, October). Climate-induced
environmental change and the future of tourism at the Athabasca Glacier
(Presentation). Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers
Ontario. Waterloo, Ontario.
Weber, M., & Fan, M. (2016, May). The carbon footprint of tourists at Huangshan
Scenic Park (Presentation). Symposium on interdisciplinary field studies
in China. Nanjing, China.
AWARDS
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award (2020-2022)
Suzanne Gratton-Sarrazin Scholarship (2020)
TD Green Bursaries (2020)
Northern Scientific Training Program (2019)
ESRI Canada GIS Scholarship (2019)
RemoteEx Scholarship for Svalbard Exchange (2018)
Department of Geography Photo Contest (2017)
Canadian Parks Conference Abstract Award (2017)
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship (2017-2021)
University of Waterloo Department Funding (2015-2017)
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship (2010)
LANGUAGES
English – Primary Language
French – Beginner
Spanish – Beginner

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