Shauna MacKinnon

Shauna MacKinnon

Engagement Lead

Shauna MacKinnon is an engagement lead with PICS, based on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh territory (Vancouver).

She brings extensive background in knowledge mobilization and engaged research from the agriculture and sustainable food systems sectors. Since 2018, MacKinnon has  focused on climate change adaptation and mitigation in B.C. and has had the pleasure to work with partners in many corners of the province and run dozens of workshops and events.

From decades of work in research and non-profit spaces, her accomplishments include building a 1,600+ professional community centred on climate change and agriculture through the BC Agricultural Climate Action Research Network; authoring the first comprehensive market research report for the Canada organic sector; and establishing partnerships with Canada's largest grocery retailers for sustainable seafood purchasing.

MacKinnon holds a Master of Arts in  Geography from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. She was born and raised in northern B.C. in Prince George, the unceded traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh, and Fort St. John, in Treaty 8 territory on the traditional lands of the Dane-zaa peoples.