Devin Waugh, M.Sc.
Indigenous Knowledge Researcher
Devin holds a degree in International Development and an MSc in Geography from the University of Guelph. His Master’s thesis involved documenting Inuit traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of beluga whale in the community of Tuktoyaktuk, NT, looking specifically at how whales are harvested for subsistence and how hunters are experiencing the effects of rapidly changing environmental conditions. Devin has also worked with indigenous peoples in an international context through Acaté Amazon Conservation, a small NGO working with the Matsés people of Peru on rainforest conservation, cultural revitalization, and territorial mapping efforts in the Amazon Basin.
Since joining Kwusen, Devin has been busy conducting traditional use and cultural heritage assessment research in the interior of BC and northern Alberta. His academic background along with his experience as an avid hunter and fisherman are an asset both in conducting fieldwork and in understanding indigenous land and resource management.