Instructors

Co-Management


Dr. Hilary Thorpe (she/her/hers)

Hilary is the Pacific Region Marine Coordinator for Parks Canada. From 2012-2020, Hilary was the Marine Project Manager at Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site, where she worked closely with the Archipelago Management Board to develop the Gina ’Waadluxan KilGuhlGa Land-Sea-People Management Plan. Prior to joining Parks, Hilary was a postdoctoral fellow at UBC and Academic Director for the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society. She holds a B.Sc. in Ecology and a Ph.D. in Forestry, both from the University of Toronto. Hilary lives in Revelstoke, BC, with her partner and their two children.


Suudhl Cindy Boyko (she/her/hers)

Suudhl Cindy Boyko has served as the Haida Nation co-chair on the Gwaii Haanas Archipelago Management Board for the past twenty years, where she has overseen signing of the Gwaii Haanas Marine Agreement and establishment of Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, the raising of the Legacy Pole at Hlk’yah GawGa Windy Bay and signing of the Gina ’Waadluxan KilGuhlGa Land-Sea-People Management Plan. Cindy sat as an elected representative on the Council of the Haida Nation for nine years and, prior to that, was manager of the Haida Gwaii Watchmen Program. She is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Haida Gwaii Institute. Cindy lives in Skidegate with her cocker spaniel, Kona.