Trained to understand how the earth works and how it supports life in areas of biological, physical, and earth sciences, Pablo Pina has pursued his passion for water and environmental sustainability through a career that has brought together research, consulting and higher education.
With a bioscience undergraduate degree, a master’s in environmental biology and a doctorate in water and land resources, Pina has worked as a research associate at the University of Calgary and consulted with clients across the non-profit sector, industry and government.
His research and presentations on it have taken him from Canada and the United States to Mexico and Central and South America, along with Switzerland and France.
Pina joined SAIT in 2017, taking a role as the Academic Chair of Water Sustainability — helping SAIT develop and unveil the groundbreaking Integrated Water Management diploma program in 2019. In 2020, his role evolved as he was named the Academic Chair of Sustainability which has him contributing to the development of the sustainability portfolio through innovation, research integration and talent development.
Awards and achievements:
- Won an award for his Ph.D. research at an Ecohydrology Symposium in Switzerland
If I wasn’t doing this: "I’d be a DJ or photographer."