Cole Atlin, Ph.D., is an environmental consultant and post-doctoral fellow at Memorial University. Her work focuses upon the planning and assessment challenges that emerge in contentious resource development and how better approaches could be designed and implemented, particularly in the form of strategic environmental assessment, sustainability assessment and cumulative effects assessment. Her current work with Memorial considers the accountability and governance challenges related to the approval and construction of Muskrat Falls Hydro-Electric project and the implications that the project will have on Newfoundland in the future. Cole’s consulting work includes developing indigenous co-generated assessment approaches for the Ring of Fire with Eabametoong First Nation, the strategic environmental assessment of Wood Buffalo National Park and the on-going work to examine the risk of corruption in the Ontario mining sector assessments with Transparency International. She has a PhD in Social and Ecological Sustainability from the University of Waterloo and worked under the supervision of Dr. Robert Gibson. Cole has received many scholarships and was awarded the 2017 Rita R. Hamm Impact Assessment Excellence Award from the International Association for Impact Assessment. She has a Masters of Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs and a Masters in the Study of Law from the University of Western Ontario..


Last Updated: November, 2019