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Jean-Phillip Sargeant, Marine Response Coordinator
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 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.