Dr. Brenda Jones

Dr. Jones is the Chief Social Scientist at Parks Canada. She is responsible for providing direction for social science research nationally, and is responsible for a number of core programs including the Agency’s visitor attendance and visitor feedback survey programs, a regular national survey of Canadians and national stakeholder and partner engagement survey. She also leads the Agency’s market research programs, supporting more than 100 national parks, national historic sites, and marine areas across the country annually.

Dr. Jones earned her PhD in geography from the University of Waterloo in 2004 and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in climate change and tourism in 2006 at the same university. She taught applied climatology for several years at the University of Waterloo before joining Parks Canada. Dr. Jones is also a published author, with close to two dozen journal and book publications to date.

Professional Affiliation

Chef, spécialiste en sciences sociales | Chief Social Scientist
Relations externes et expérience du visiteur | External Relations and
Visitor Experience Directorate Parcs Canada | Parks Canada

2012 Climate Change Forum Topic

 
Climate Change & Tourism In Central Ontario – Changing How We Play

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