Allison Birch

Allison was born and raised in Maple Ridge, BC, but moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba for school and now calls it home. Allison holds a BA (Hons) in Geography and a Masters in Natural Resource Management from the University of Manitoba. Her research focused on understanding how joint forest management systems work in Northern India with a strong focus on gender relations, decision making processes, and learning outcomes of participants involved. Allison is passionate about environmental conservation, gender equality and representation, and creating inclusive spaces within research, policy, and education. Since completing her education, Allison has worked at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and supports Indigenous Health related research.