PASCAL HAEGELI, Principal
Pascal, a native Swiss, came to Canada in 1998 to pursue a doctorate in
the Atmospheric Science Program at the University of British Columbia. With his love for the mountains
and backcountry skiing, it is not much of a surprise that his research ended up in avalanche safety.
For his doctoral thesis, Pascal examined large-scale avalanche activity patterns in order to improve
the forecasting of avalanche cycles for large commercial operations and public avalanche bulletins.
Through his research at UBC and in close collaboration with avalanche professionals,
Pascal became increasingly aware that the human factors of the decision-making process were at
least as important as a good understanding of the avalanche phenomenon. Since his graduation in 2004, he
has continued to comprehensively improve his understanding of the physical and human aspects of avalanche problems while working on various projects for the Canadian avalanche community. Pascal
also had a teaching appointment at UBC in the fall of 2005.
In addition to his work with Avisualanche Consulting, Pascal is currently a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School for Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser
University and a director of the Canadian Avalanche Association.
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