Heather White

M.Sc. Student, University of Guelph
Supervisor: Dr. Helen Hambly

About Heather White

Heather White grew up in rural southwestern Ontario with family and community active within agriculture, rural development and education.  She obtained a degree in Environmental Science at the University of Guelph (2002) with a focus and interest in natural resources management.  Early in her career, Heather worked with Ontario farmers, researchers and government examining various agricultural best management practices, particularly around nutrient management.  She then spent nearly a decade in community-based organizations in Latin America and Ontario which supported and empowered people impacted by war, social exclusion, or economic hardship.  As a Climate Smart Soils Scholar enrolled in the University of Guelph’s Capacity Development and Extension program (MSc), Heather’s research will examine pathways of engagement and action between and amongst farmers, researchers and the broader public with agricultural climate smart soil practices.  Heather hopes her time in the CSS program will foster connections between people and ideas that will help us take individual and collective action to address climate change.