University of Manitoba
Rukhser Ahmed is a graduate student pursuing her Master’s in Natural Resource Management at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She is currently working under the supervision of Professor Dr. Emdad Haque for her research on investigating the vulnerability of small-scale fishing communities to coastal disasters, with a focus on the strength of human agency to tackle and mitigate their vulnerability. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Management at North South University, Bangladesh. In her undergraduate program, she worked on an appraisal of plastic litter generation for marine vessels in the riverine systems of Bangladesh under the supervision of Professor Dr. Md. Jakariya. Integration of knowledge in social sciences to address an environmental problem drives her the most and she is open to exploring multidisciplinary agendas under natural resource management. Her research interests revolve around community-based resource management, resource appraisals, and disaster management. She has the experience of working as a school Teacher at Aga Khan International School, Bangladesh, and as a Junior Analyst in Management In Accordance (GmbH), Bangladesh which involved analyzing the safety and environmental performances of the garment industry of Bangladesh. She is highly interested in engaging with international organizations to leave a positive impact on a grassroots level with the knowledge she is gaining from academic research.