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Christopher Spence

Adjunct professor, Water Security, University of Saskatchewan

Chris was born in Hanna, Alberta and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. Chris holds a B.A. (Hons.) and M.Sc. from the University of Regina and a Ph.D. from McMaster University. He works as a research scientist for Environment and Climate Change Canada in Saskatoon. He holds adjunct professor appointments at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. His research focuses on better understanding hydrological and hydrometeorological processes in cold regions for environmental prediction systems and policy development. His field studies are in complex landscapes such as the Canadian Shield and Prairie, as well as the Laurentian Great Lakes. Away from work, he enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, and drumming with the North Saskatchewan Regiment Pipes and Drums. He likes to travel, meet people, and hear their perspectives.


  • 2006–2021
    Research Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada