Graduate Profiles

Student Info

Dissertation Title

Contexts, Conditions, and Methods Conducive to Knowledge Co-Production: Three Case Studies Involving Scientific and Community Perspectives in Arctic W

Comprehensive Areas

  • Arctic marine mammal ecology
  • Ringed seal research and management
  • Transdisciplinary research

Supervisory Committee

  • Dr. Chris Furgal
  • Dr. Gail Fraser
  • Dr. Greg Thiemann

Previous Education

  • B.A. (2008) - International Development / Indigenous Studies, Trent University
  • Dip. (2010) - Ecosystem Management Technology, Fleming College
  • M.A. (2010) - Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Trent University
  • Publications


    Poster Presentation

    ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting
    Vancouver, British Columbia           2015
    Poster Title: A Transdisciplinary Approach To Inuit Knowledge And Science Interaction In Arctic Marine Wildlife Research

    Arctic Change 2014
    Ottawa, Ontario         2014
    Poster Title: Ringed Seal Monitoring and Planning Workshop: Priorities for Ringed Seals in Nunavut

    ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting
    Halifax, Nova Scotia   2013
    Poster Title: Trends in the History of Arctic Marine Mammal Research

    Services & Experience

    Services & Experience

    Teaching Experience

    ENVS 1500: Introduction to Environmental Science 

    ENVS 3010: Qualitative Methods in Environmental Studies 

    ENVS 4215: Indigenous Peoples & Globalization 

    ERSC 1000: Introduction to Environmental Studies/Science 

    INDG/ADMN 410: Management Thought 


    SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
    York University, 2013

    Victoria Land & Water Stewardship Council Award
    Fleming College, 2010

    Logan Graduate Award      
    Trent University, 2010

    Mary Northway Graduate Scholarship
    Trent University, 2009

    Elders Text Prize Award
    Trent University, 2008

    Rufus Gibbs Scholarship
    Trent University, 2006

    Conference & Presentations

    Conference & Presentations

    Conference Presentations

    Indigenous Research Day
    Trent University
    Peterborough, Ontario         2012
    Presentation Title: Indigenous Knowledge and science in northern research: rediscovering foundations for research relationships

    10th National Student Conference on Northern Studies: “Nikan: The Future of the North”
    Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
    Val d’Or, Quebec       2012
    Presentation Title: Indigenous Knowledge and science in northern research: understanding and strengthening relationships

    Gathering Knowledge Community Symposium
    Ardoch Algonquin First Nation 
    Sharbot Lake, Ontario           2012
    Presentation Title: Understanding land and resource decision-making on Indigenous territories as an issue of original jurisdiction

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