IRES Seminar Coordinator, 2023-24
Yuqing is an MSc student at the Institute of Resources, Environment, and Sustainability supervised by Dr. Stephanie Chang. Her research interests include climate adaptation, nature-based solutions, and risk perception. Her research explores people’s risk perceptions of coastal flooding and how they influence people’s attitudes toward incorporating coastal green infrastructure in flood management. More specifically, her research aims to uncover how immigration plays a role in people’s flood risk perceptions and support for different protective measures. She is part of the Living With Water research project, which works on advancing community adaptation to sea level rise and flooding in British Columbia’s South Coast.
Yuqing grew up in Hunan, China, and she graduated with an Honours BSc in Natural Resources Conservation from the University of British Columbia (UBC). During her time at UBC, she worked as a research assistant at the UBC National Parks Research Centre focusing on the impacts of Covid-19 on ecotourism in China. She was also a volunteer for the Education and Outreach team at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, biking, practicing guitar, and reading.