Graeme is a member of the WWF-International Governance Practice team working to develop a range of governance, operational and strategic elements of the new People Protecting Landscapes & Seascapes (PPLS) initiative during its two-year start-up period. Graeme works closely with members of the WWF-International network to coordinate recruitment, develop terms of reference, and to establish a global Inclusive Conservation Academy. He most recently worked as the executive director of a large environmental non-profit in Atlantic Canada, guiding staff and volunteers to find solutions to environmental challenges through outreach, restoration and research. Graeme’s past academic work has included specializations in environmental geography, as well as colonial landscapes.
In 2015, Graeme began teaching art photography for beginners through the University of New Brunswick, and maintains an artistic practice in contemporary photography, geographic representation, and digital imaging. From his solo exhibition, “The Geographic Project,” (2013) looking at the role of imaging in our recollection of place, to his installation at Third Shift 2019, “Ash from the Machine (Fraxinus ex machina),” which challenged visitors to separate their relationship with native landscapes and nature from the surrounding urban, colonial environment, Graeme continues to explore the depths of how we define humanity and its role in natural systems.