• M. R. M. 2023

    Resource and Environmental Management

    Simon Fraser University

  • B. Sc. 2018


    University of British Columbia

You can reach Anneliese at anneliese_neweduk@sfu.ca.

Meet Anneliese

Anneliese feels privileged and grateful to have fostered a love for the outdoors at a young age. In the midst of grad school, she value the time she gets to spend outside as it calms her mind, lets her be active, and connects her to nature and community. 

Anneliese feels am grateful for the opportunity to work with and learn from the amazing and dedicated SARP team, and she acknowledge how her privilege enables her to explore the backcountry and pursue academia. As a recreationist, this research directly impacts her ability to make informed decisions. Anneliese joined the SARP team in the fall of 2021 as an Environmental Management and Planning Masters student. Grounded in her psychology background from UBC, she is interested in the intersections of recreation, community, environmental stewardship, and connections to place. In her research, she strives to be thorough and compassionate, and hopes to help make awareness initiatives and products safer, more effective, and more accessible for everyone to enjoy the backcountry.

Anneliese's research

What kind of experiences are you looking for when you recreate in the backcountry? Are you looking to spend time in nature with friends and family or are you motivated by that feeling of accomplishment after completing a big objective? Do you want to advance your avalanche safety skills or are you more focused on finding the best snow conditions? Studying motivations to recreate is especially important when there is risk involved, such as avalanches. Anneliese’s research is focused on understanding how these motivations contribute to the larger, more difficult task of understanding who recreationists are. Understanding who goes into the backcountry is important because it tell us a lot about why you make certain choices, which ultimately informs your risk management practices. The objective of her research is to understand winter recreationists by the types of desired experiences they are looking for to inform a human centered approach to improving avalanche risk communication.

Anneliese’s publications at SARP

Characterizing an increasingly diverse and growing backcountry community: A holistic and informative approach using audience segmentation

ThesisUser Groups
Anneliese Neweduk
M.R.M. thesis, 2023-09. School of Resource and Environmental Management. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.
Publication year: 2023

Characterizing an increasingly diverse and growing backcountry community: A holistic and informative approach using audience segmentation

Conference Paper - ISSWUser Groups
Anneliese Neweduk and Pascal Haegeli
Proceedings of the 2023 International Snow Science Workshop in Bend, Oregon
Publication year: 2023

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Anneliese’s research presentation videos

Anneliese Neweduk & Pascal Haegeli
More holistic and informative approach for characterizing backcountry community
2023 CAA Spring Meetings

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