Research Assistants and Associates

Linda Googoo, MEd

Linda Googoo was a Research Assistant within the Integrative Science program in 2000-2001 and is currently working as an educator in her home community of We’koqma’q First Nation in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Prune Harris, MA, EEM

Prune Harris worked as a Research Associate with the Integrative Science research program during the period 2007-2012. Prune was born in Cornwall and undertook her studies at St. Andrews University in Scotland, where she obtained her Masters of Arts. Within the Integrative Science research team, she co-authored the children’s storybook “Muin and the Seven Bird Hunters” (CBU Press, 2010) and various articles that drew upon her work with Mi’kmaw Elders and others during International Year of Astronomy 2009. Prune also  conducted a Two-Eyed Seeing research project on traditional child-raising practices in conjunction with Elders in Eskasoni First Nation, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and a book of children's stories (in Mi'kmaw and English) is forthcoming.  Prune is a highly skilled and top level certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and Life Coach; you can read more on her website:

Sean Howard, PhD

Sean Howard was the Discussion Leader for the Integrative Science interdisciplinary seminar group during the period 2004 - 2006 and has authored or co-authored articles drawing upon that experience. He is an adjunct professor of political science at Cape Breton University.

Sana Kavanagh, BA, BSc-Biology

Sana Kavanagh was a Research Assistant for many summers and also for longer periods of time; she was also a Research Associate.  Sana is still a member of the Integrative Science team ... but now as a Graduate Student.  Read more about Sana here

Lefort, Nadine, MA-EEC

Nadine Lefort was part of the Integrative Science research team for many years, beginning in the early 2000s, and an integral participant in many Two-Eyed Seeing projects . She grew up in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and obtained her Bachelor of Science Community Studies (Biodiversity) degree from Cape Breton University. Nadine has completed her Masters of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication at Royal Roads University where her research focused on ways to enrich teachers’ relationships with nature. She worked for the Sierra Club in Victoria, British Columbia, for several years as Education Program Director and Curriculum Developer.  Nadine returned to Cape Breton in 2012 and in Winter 2013 began working with the Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) in Cape Breton, as their Mi’kmaq Environmental Learning Centre’s Education and Outreach Coordinator.  She will coordinate the Unama’KIDS program and Nikani Awtiken summer camp and work on other education projects. 

Milburn, Michael, PhD

Michael Milburn was a Research Associate with Integrative Science and has co-authored articles drawing upon that work. He also taught 4th year MSIT courses in the early 2000's.  Read more about Michael here.