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PhD Candidate, Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Julie Reimer is a PhD Candidate (Geography) at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her research explores marine spatial planning and area-based ocean management as a pathway toward global conservation and sustainability goals. She holds a Master of Marine Management and a Bachelor of Science in biology, and brings this interdisciplinary lens to her work with multiple environmental non-profits in Canada. Julie currently serves as National President and Atlantic Director for the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, and has been recognized as a leader in organizational governance and science-based conservation advocacy.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Memorial University of Newfoundland


  • 2016 
    Dalhousie University, Master of Marine Management
  • 2014 
    Queen's University, Bachelor of Science (Honours)


  • 2020
    Benefits and gaps in area-based management tools for the ocean Sustainable Development Goal,
  • 2016
    Mitigating vessel strikes: the problem of the peripatetic whales and the peripatetic ships,