Dr. Lenore Newman is Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment and Professor of Geography at the University of Fraser Valley (UFV). Prior to joining UFV, she was Head of the Master of Environmental Management (MEM) program and Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability. Lenore grew up in a small coastal community in British Columbia and has a long standing interest in the environment. Lenore has a background in physics, complex systems theory, human geography, social change, and sustainability. Her doctorate is from York university; it examined theoretical aspects of sustainability in rapidly changing societies. Her research interests include sustainability at the community level and sustainable technology including biomimicry, the modeling of technology upon ecological systems. Lenore is also interested in virtual communities, ecological effects of globalization, and the politics of gender. When Lenore is not online, she is likely outdoors.