Students

Alexandra Oakes (MA Student)

School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University

Research: TBC

Emmelie Paquette (MSc Student)

Co-supervised with Dr. Cheryl Johnson

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

Research: Potential Impacts of Sea Ice Change and Shipping Traffic on Caribou Migratory Routes Surrounding King William Island, Nunavut

Lauren Watts (MA Student)

Co-Supervised with Dr. Elyn Humphreys

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

Research: Indigenous knowledge of vegetation change in the Southern Canadian Arctic: Perceptions, considerations, and communications

Todd Wong (Undergraduate Thesis Student)

School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University

Research: Geographies of research in Nunavut

Alexis Polidoro (MA Student)

School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University

Research: Research trends in Nunavut

Jason Carpenter (MA Student)

Co-Supervised with Dr. Trevor Bell

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

Research: Exploring the informal sharing network for weather, water and ice knowledge among Inuit in Iqaluit, Nunavut

Megan Sheremata (PhD Student)

Co-supervised with Dr. William Gough

Department of Geography, University of Toronto at Scarborough

Research: Inuit knowledge of the cumulative impacts of environmental change in eastern Hudson Bay

Alison Perrin (PhD Student)

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

Research: Examining the research-policy framework in Canada’s North

Katherine Wilson (PhD Student)

Co-supervised with Dr. Trevor Bell

Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Research: Mobilizing Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit for Sea-Ice Safety: A Sikumiut case study to support Inuit Self-Determination in Research

Natalie Carter (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Co-supervised with Dr. Jackie Dawson

School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University and Department of Geography, Environment, and Geomatics, University of Ottawa

Research: Understanding Inuit community uses and needs for weather, water, ice, and climate information and services
 

Past Students

Alex de Paiva (MA 2017)

Co-supervised with Dr. Scott Mitchell

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

Thesis: Understanding the Role and Value of Participatory Mapping in an Inuit Knowledge Research Context

Current position: Fisheries Protections Program, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Ottawa, Ontario)

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Leah Ronayne (MA 2016)

Co-supervised with Dr. Scot Nickels

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

Thesis: Towards a tailored vision of water security in the North: A case study of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Canadian Arctic

Current position: Program Advisor, Security and Disruptive Technologies, National Research Council Canada (Ottawa, Ontario)

Sean Robertson (Postdoctoral Fellow 2012)

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

Research: Caribou and community well-being

Current position: Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta)

Rebecca Mearns (MA 2017)

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

Thesis: Nunavut, Uqausivut, Piqqusivullu Najuqsittiarlavu (Caring for our Land, Language and Culture): The use of land camps in Inuit knowledge renewal and research

Current position: Vice President, Nunavut Arctic College (Iqaluit, Nunavut)

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Erica Oberndorfer (PhD 2016)

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

Thesis: The shared stories of people and plants: Cultural and ecological relationships between people and plants in Makkovik (Nunatsiavut, Labrador, Canada)

Current position: Northern Cultivation Research Program Development, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador)

Karen Kelley (MA 2010)

Co-supervised with Dr. Claudio Aporta

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

Thesis: Policies and Practicalities of Shipping in Changing Ice Conditions: A case study from Cape Dorset, Nunavut

Current position: Manager, Inuit Qaujisarvingat (Inuit Knowledge Centre), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (Ottawa, Ontario)

Dana Holtby (MA 2016)

Interim Supervisor while Dr. Emilie Cameron was on medical leave

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

Thesis: The Community Readiness Initiative in Kugluktuk, Nunavut: Mining, neoliberalism, and state intervention in arctic Indigenous community development

Current position: Training Coordinator, Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative (Victoria, British Columbia)

Carmelle Sullivan (MA 2013)

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

Thesis: Integrating Culturally Relevant Learning in Nunavut High Schools: Student and educator perspectives from Pangnirtung, Nunavut and Ottawa, Ontario

Current position: Occasional Teacher with the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board (Peterborough, Ontario)

Kelly Karpala (MA 2010)

Co-supervised with Dr. Claudio Aporta

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University

Thesis: Adapting to a World of Change: Inuit Perspectives of Climate Change in Igloolik, Nunavut

Current position: Manager, Conversational Design, [24]7 Inc. (Toronto, Ontario)

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