Doctor of Social Sciences
Stephanie Shouldice promotes and protects drinking water as a water conservation program coordinator at the City of Guelph. She develops, implements and evaluates the city’s residential water conservation programs and the tap water promotion program. Shouldice believes it is important to reduce our environmental impact; remedying and preventing environmental degradation requires full engagement at every level of our global society. She knows that to effectively motivate collective engagement in impactful, environmentally sustainable practices we need expertise in effective science communication to trigger environmentally responsible decisions. This involves understanding how emotions influence our decision-making. Shouldice has published four journal articles on barriers to sustainable behaviours and the relationship between emotions and water related decision-making. Her research interests include wastewater reuse as a tool for water conservation, the role of emotions in environmental decision-making, and effective public engagement and communication. Shouldice holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (2012) and Master of Environmental Studies (2015) from the University of Waterloo.