Adrina C. Bardekjian MFC, PhD

(On Leave) Urban Forestry Programs & Research Development Manager, CUFN Executive Director

Dr. Adrina C. Bardekjian is an urban forestry researcher, writer and educator. She works with Tree Canada as Manager of Urban Forestry Programs and Research Development; she is also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of British Columbia and a Totten Fellow of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. Adrina has a number of publications and is one of the editors the book, Urban Forests, Trees and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective (2014). She remains an active Board member of the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition and the Curriculum Review Committee for the Urban Forestry Technician Program at Fleming College. Adrina’s academic research focuses on communicating underrepresented narratives in urban forestry through a political ecology lens. Her doctoral research focused on arborist perspectives on identity and labour, and her current postdoctoral work examines women’s participation in arboriculture and urban forestry. Adrina is the recipient of several awards including York University’s Graduate in Environmental Studies Community Excellence Prize (2012), the Canadian Dermatology Association Public Education Award for the film, Partners In Action: A Shade Policy for the City of Toronto (2014), and the International Society of Arboriculture’s Honourary Membership Award (2016) in recognition for her efforts to promote and advance the ideas of arboriculture and urban forestry.