Marie-Luise Ermisch

Associate Director, Planning and Performance Management


In her current role as the Associate Director of Planning and Performance Management at UBC’s Canadian International Resources and Development Institute, Marie-Luise Ermisch, PhD, leads on institutional processes and policies, including monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and project closure, and implements these across all project teams. During her 3.5 years at CIRDI, Marie-Luise has developed and managed complex faculty-led international development projects focused on natural resource governance and policy. As part of CIRDI’s Executive Committee, Marie-Luise supports strategic planning and the development of CIRDI’s long-term vision.

In 2011, Marie-Luise worked for the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR) in Montreal, supporting their Human Trafficking and Prevention of Child Sex Tourism projects.  In 2008 and 2009, Marie-Luise worked with the Government of Uganda on the World Bank-funded Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project, and as a Program Officer with the Ugandan non-government organization, Environmental Women in Action for Development (EWAD), on community and environmental development projects. Previously Marie-Luise has also worked with the Vancouver Disability Foundation, and the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. Currently, Marie-Luise volunteers with the Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC).

Marie-Luise holds a PhD in History from McGill University. Her dissertation examined how the British Red Cross Society, Oxfam and the United Nations engaged young people in Britain and its empire in international development projects in the 1950s and 1960s. She also holds a Master’s of History from McGill, and a Bachelors of Arts in History and International Relations from UBC.

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