Sawtooth Mountains, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut

Sawtooth Mountains, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut


Attending the ICRSS conference in Homer Alaska, Sept. 2016

Current Position

PhD Student- Department of Geography

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Title: Permafrost-active layer dynamics and feedbacks with climate forcing in ice-rich sediments, Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut

Supervisor: Professor Wayne Pollard

 

Degrees Completed

Master’s of Science- Department of Geography

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Title: The geomorphology of two hyper-saline springs in the Canadian High Arctic

Supervisor: Professor Wayne Pollard

Bachelor’s of Science- Major in Physical Geography and Minor in Geology

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


     I am a geographer, scientist and am working in the High Arctic on Axel Heiberg and Ellesmere Islands. I have completed five High Arctic expéditions, three expeditions during the summer and and two during the winter seasons. I am a permafrost geomorphologist and am interested in researching landscape processesby combining geomorphology, geology, chemistry, climate and computer models.  I never thought I would ever work in the Arctic but an opportunity presented itself that I could not say no to. Since my first expedition in April 2013 I have fallen in love with the Arctic and can’t imagine my life without going north a few times a year.  I am also interested in sustainability and have been active as organizer and researcher for the annual student-led McGill Sustainability Research Symposium since fall 2013. 

    In addition to my work/research activities I am co-president of the Geography Graduate Society (GGS) for 2015-2016 term, and am currently a board member for the Association of Polar Early Careers Scientists (APECS) Canada Council. I am also an avid traveller, kitchen enthusiast, book worm, horseback rider and animal lover.


 Typical scenery of the Fosheim Peninsula on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut

Typical scenery of the Fosheim Peninsula on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut