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Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Guelph

Dr. Jennifer Silver has been faculty at the University of Guelph since 2011. Prior to that, she held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in North Carolina. She received her PhD in Natural Resource Management from Simon Fraser University and has MA and BA degrees in Geography.

Jennifer's research program currently examines: a) commercial fisheries, coastal communities and Indigenous fishing rights in British Columbia; b) multilateral negotiations and agreements related to 'The Blue Economy' and blue economy development; and, c) opportunities and challenges evolving at the intersection of rapid environmental and technological change.


  • 2011–present
    Associate Professor, University of Guelph


  • 2010 
    Simon Fraser University, PhD, Resource and Environmental Management