Swinzle Chauhan


Bachelor of Science • Environmental Sciences and Human Geography • University of British Columbia


Swinzle graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences, with a double major in Geography. In her last year at UBC she worked with UBC’s Campus & Community Planning, Sustainability and Engineering department where she was integrally involved in designing multi-stream recycling facilities as well as educational outreach and volunteer recruitment in order to divert and recycle the high levels of waste generated by the campus. She was also involved with UBC Common Energy, UBC’s largest and most active student sustainability group and led efforts to get funding from the university to expand sustainability initiatives on campus.

After graduating from UBC, Swinzle has served as Water Conservationist at the Sunshine Coast Regional District in Sechelt, BC where she was engaged with the local community finding solutions related to water management including bylaw enforcement, drought management, education and outreach, and water metering. This included management of the community’s scarce water resources during the 2015 drought, which was the worst in the region’s history, and she contributed to the development of environmentally sustainable emergency water access plans, as well as a renewed drought management plan in case of future severe drought events.

Outside of her professional ambitions, Swinzle enjoys cooking, camping, hiking, and considers herself to be a bit of a foodie. She also enjoys traveling and as a child of Indian parents, having grown up in Malaysia at a British school, and having moved to Canada for higher education, she considers herself a bit of a cultural nomad. 

Swinzle's MScSM Internship: Scotiabank 


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