Daniel Ward | Master Graduate (2016)

Dan head shot 2 Daniel is a master’s student at the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at UBC, specializing in Ecological and Natural Resource Planning. He grew up in Vancouver, and became fascinated by the rapidly changing landscapes in the neighbourhoods he lived in. These dynamics sparked his interest in urban regions and he looked to various forms of political citizenship to try to better understand and influence the change around him. He completed his Bachelor degree at Concordia University, in Montreal, where he graduated with distinction in political science and urban studies. At Concordia, he focused on the politics of sustainability and the recent history of landscape ecology. In the summers, he frequently took his passion for forests to Squamish, B.C., where he taught youth about the local BC coastal ecosystem. Between graduating from Concordia and commencing studies at SCARP, he worked as a special education assistant and also campaigned extensively with advocacy groups engaging the public on clean energy issues in B.C.. Daniel is thrilled to a part of the Water Planning Lab at SCARP and looks forward to driving a conservation ethic around municipal water issues in the region.