CCIRA hires new staff

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Jean-Phillip Sargeant, Marine Response Coordinator

A headshot of Jean who has blonde hair and beard, a red plaid shirt, and is smiling with his teeth showing. The background is a grey sky and snowy mountains. The metal rim and ropes directly behind him suggest he's on a boat.

Jean has a passion for resource management and the marine environment. After graduating from the University of Victoria with a degree in geography he spent time abroad to acquire a graduate degree in coastal and marine resource management. Jean has had the opportunity to work on the development of marine protected areas, cumulative effects and marine spatial planning over the past 5 years. Most recently Jean spent time as a Marine Planner for the North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society. Jean is really excited to continue working on marine management as the interim Marine Response Coordinator for CCIRA.

Michael Vegh, Mapp Technical Support & Indigenous Laws Coordinator

Michael has a dark brown beard, and is wearing a grey cap and blue SFU hoodie. He's bending forwards and seems to be working with other people who are crouched or standing on the beach around him. He is standing on the sand and the ocean is visible directly behind him. He is smiling widely.

Michael Vegh is from the Heiltsuk First Nation. After completing his Bachelor of Environment degree in 2018, he joined CCIRA to further his passion for Indigenous stewardship. Throughout his young professional career, Michael has held executive roles within numerous Indigenous organizations, completed multiple field biologist positions within his traditional territory, and has developed policy at both the National and regional scale to advance Indigenous-led resource management.

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