About Us

About ClimateSense

The ClimateSense team represent the Stakeholders and Administrative partners of this NRCan Brace Initiative. The team has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of Climate Change Adaptation, its implementation in local and national projects and policies, and is committed to providing adaptation learning and development specific to Prince Edward Island.

For more information or any queries on the ClimateSense Project please contact Ross Dwyer at rdwyer@upei.ca or (902) 620-5151

Our Team


Adam Fenech

Dr. Adam Fenech is the Interim Dean of the School of Climate Change & Adaptation at the University of Prince Edward Island and the Director of the UPEI Climate Lab.




Ross Dwyer

Ross Dwyer is the ClimateSense Project Coordinator and Project Manager for the School of Climate Change & Adaptation at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Stephanie Arnold

Stephanie Arnold, BASc, MBA, is a PhD student and researcher with the UPEI Climate Research Lab. Her research areas include dynamic climate change adaptation for potato production and evaluation of climate change adaptive capacity.



Erin Taylor

Erin Taylor is the Director of the ClimateSense Program and the Manger of the Climate Change Secretariat for PEI’s Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change.

Heather MacLeod

Heather MacLeod, P.Eng, is the Director of Energy Policy & Assets at PEI’s Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy.

Mary Finch

Mary Finch is the Watershed Ecologist with the PEI Watershed Alliance and PEI’s Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change.

Phillip Jefferson

Philip Jefferson, MA, MArch, MAAPEI, is an Architect for PEI’s Department of Transportation, Infrastructure & Energy.

Thank You to our Partners and Stakeholders