Guy Polden

MSc Environment, Culture, and Society
Senior Researcher
Office Phone: (604) 563-2245
Cell Phone: (604) 345-7532
Location: Vancouver Office

Guy is a Senior Researcher with the Firelight Group, and works with the Traditional Use Studies and Mapping and GIS teams. He conducts research and writing, undertakes community-based traditional knowledge and use field research, and provides geomatic technologies training and support.

A Geography graduate from Trinity College Dublin, Guy also holds a MSc in Environment, Culture, and Society from the University of Edinburgh. Guy brings experience in land use mapping from surveying rural areas of Western Europe, as well as from working on a Google Maps project in Dublin. He has also worked in public engagement with non-governmental organizations in both Canada and Ireland in areas of sustainability and conservation.

The Firelight Group

Research, policy, planning, mapping, negotiation, advisory, and capacity building services for Indigenous and local communities.


VICTORIA (250) 590-9017
EDMONTON (780) 760-1255


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