Mark Andrachuk, PhD
Mark is naturally curious and a lifelong learner who values creativity and an open-minded approach to problem solving. He brings empathy and thoughtfulness to meeting client needs and sets high expectations for quality and presentation of outcomes. With interdisciplinary training that emphasizes seeing connectivity and the ‘big picture’, Mark’s specific skills include qualitative research design, participatory research, social network analysis, systematic reviews, and research synthesis.
Mark holds a PhD in Geography and Environmental Management (Waterloo), Masters of Arts in Geography (Guelph), and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Waterloo). Much of Mark’s past work has focused on subsistence and local food systems, while in the context of human dimensions of environmental change and natural resource conservation. His studies and work have taken him from Ontario to Nova Scotia, and from the Arctic to Vietnam. He has enjoyed presenting and participating in international conferences around the world. Mark looks forward to sharing unique insights with the Canadian agri-food sector based on his knowledge of environmental governance, climate change, resilience, and social innovation.