Charmaine Bonifacio

Modeller | Data Analyst | MSC


I code, automate tools, create maps and dabble with websites. Check out my Harrison Assessment outcome.

I have always been fascinated with code. Since 2013, I've been creating simple tools used to automate procedures, which means more efficient data processing and analysis, while reducing errors. For instance, I created the The Canadian Climate Scraping Tool (CCDST) with this in mind, helping researchers collect data from Environment Canada in a more efficient manner.

Creating maps is a creative outlet. I have been creating maps for various publications, including theses and journal articles. For a sample, please check out 2018 Alberta Irrigation Information, Amber Zary, MA, Aimee Benoit, MA, Dr. Tom Johnston, Dr. Geoffrey Hale

With various volunteer organizations, I've been fortunate enough to help lower costs by creating websites that are simple and work for the organization. For example, I helped developed the ReadWorld Foundation. I have also creative freedom to design and update the Lethbridge International Film Festival website. Recently, I designed Dr. Glenda Bonifacio's academic website

For a list of projects, please check my Github page.


Hello, I'm Charmaine Bonifacio. I completed my Master of Science degree in Geography under Dr. Stefan Kienzle and his Hydrology/GIS/Modelling lab team at the University of Lethbridge in 2016. My research interest focused on modelling the impact of climate change in the Oldman Reservoir Watershed by coupling an agro-hydrological model with regional climate change scenarios. In addition, I focused on the rigorous testing of the Agricultural Research Catchments Unit (ACRU) model using the KlemeŇ° hierarchical testing scheme for hydrological models. For a copy of my thesis, please check the University of Lethbridge institutional repository.

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with a concentration in Geographical Information Science (GIS) at the University of Lethbridge in 2013. I also completed a two-year Cooperative Education as part of my undergraduate degree with the Calgary Airport Authority. As part of a course project, I was able to develop and publish The Canadian Climate Scraping Tool (CCDST) with Dr. Chris Hugenholtz and Dr. Stefan Kienzle. Please check Academia.Edu or Research Gate for a copy of the journal article and the tool. During my time at the University of Lethbridge, I have had the priviledge of being an ABBY-NET summer school student in 2013 (Kananaskis, Alberta) and 2014 (Bavaria, Germany).

I lived in New South Wales, Australia and the Greater Toronto Area along with my family after emigrating from the Philippines in 2000. My family moved to southern Alberta in 2005, and we have called it home ever since. I currently live and work in Lethbridge, Alberta. Since 2012, I have been actively involved in various student and community organizations around campus and the community in Lethbridge. For a detailed list of work and volunteer experience, please kindly check out my LinkedIn page. Check out my latest Harrison Assessment outcome. Thank you.


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