PICS is governed by the four-university Executive Committee, and is guided by the PICS International Advisory Board.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee approves the PICS Strategic Research Plan and the overall policies, procedures and operating budget for fulfilling the institute’s mission. It also supports and advises the Executive Director in implementing the institute’s overall Strategic Plan (2017/2022).
The PICS Executive Committee includes the four Vice-President Research (ex-officio) from PICS’ four partner universities, the PICS Executive Director, and members from the BC Government, among others.  The committee is chaired by the UVic Vice-President Research.

Executive Committee Board Members

Lisa Kalynchuk
Vice-President Research, University of Victoria (Chair)

Sybil Seitzinger
Executive Director, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions 

Joy Johnson
Vice-President Research, Simon Fraser University

Helen Burt
Associate Vice-President Research and International, University of British Columbia

Geoffrey Payne
Vice-President Research, University of Northern British Columbia

Jeremy Hewitt
Executive Director, Climate Action Secretariat, Government of British Columbia

Michael Masson
Acting Associate Vice-President Research, University of Victoria

Bentley Allan 
Associate Director, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (from July 1, 2020)

Nathan Gillett
Manager and Research Scientist, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis 

Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Victoria

PICS International Advisory Board

The PICS International Advisory Board provides innovative perspectives and independent advice on the strategic relevance and operational efficacy of PICS research, engagement, and communication programs. 
Board members include the PICS Executive Director (chair), one faculty member from each of the four PICS universities, one BC Government representative, and up to five members from the government/private sector and up to five from academia: the two latter groups can include recognized experts in climate change mitigation or adaptation from the provincial, national or international community.

Appointments are underway for this new advisory board.