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PhD student, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES), University of British Columbia

Alexa Tanner is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia studying risk perceptions and decision-making around natural hazards. Her research looks at multiple scales of risk perceptions ranging from the individual level to how risks are understood and managed within organizations and the government. She holds an MSc from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo.


  • –present
    PhD Student, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia


  • 2016 
    University of Calgary, MSc, Geography
  • 2014 
    University of Waterloo, BES, Geography and Environmental Management