2016-2017 Award Recipients

Caribou Research and Management Award $1,500

Photo_NickWilson_BQCMBNicholas Wilson, Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University

Title: The Effects of a Changing Snowpack on the Bathurst Caribou Herd, Northwest Territories

Jim Mcdonald Scholarship for Northern Research $5,000

IMGP1193Cole Atlin, Environment and Ressource Studies, University of Waterloo

Title: How conflict management  could assist regional environmental assessment and planning in Canadian extractive sector development areas

NSTP: Northern Resident Award $5,000

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Dana Harris, Biological Sciences, Sustainability, Brock University

Title:  Assessing climatic factors influencing the growth patterns and cellular development of Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) in Yellowknife, NT

 

 ACUNS picIsobel Ness, Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta

Title: Understanding the unintended consequences of species reintroduction: interspecific interactions between bison and Dall sheep in a northern system.

 

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Jared Gonet, Science, University of Alberta

Title: Population Viability Modelling of a Northern Mountain Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) Herd: Carcross, Yukon.

 Polar Knowledge Canada Scholarship $10,000

 ACUNS website photo_Ellorie McKnightEllorie McKnight, Biological Sciences (Ecology), University of Alberta

Title: Characterizing spatial and temporal dynamics for ?ù’àn Män-Kluane Lake (Yukon): A step towards long-term monitoring & identifying climate change impacts

NSTP: Northern Resident Scholarship $10,000

 Lines ACUNSLaurie-Ann Lines, Health Promotion, University of Alberta

Title: Health Perceptions of Dene First Nations Youth within a Community Context

 

 

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Alexander deBruyn, Zoology, University of British Columbia

Title: The Ecology of Thermophilic Lake Chub (Couesius plumbeus) in Atlin Warm Springs

 

 

Amelia Merhar, Geography, York University,

Title: Moving Home: The Art of Transience in the Canadian Child Welfare System

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Jordan Handley, Anthropology, University of British Columbia

Title: Gendered Divisions of Labour and Knowledge at the Little  John site (KdVo6), Yukon Territory

 

Canadian Northern Studies Trust Scholarship $10,000

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Janelle Baker, Anthropology, McGill University

Title: Cree Perspectives on Wild Food Contamination in Alberta’s Oil Sands Region

 

 W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research (Masters) $15,000

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Alice Wilson, Science in Geography, Carleton University

Title: Drained lake vegetation succession and carbon storage, Richards Island, NWT

 

 
Audrey Veillette
, Environnemental Geography, Université de Montréal

Title : Long-term permafrost stabilization and modification: implications for the evolution of the periglacial landscape of the High Arctic, Bylot island, Nunavut

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Carolyn Gibson, Forest Biology, University of Alberta

Title: Long term effects of fire-induced permafrost thaw on high latitude carbon cycling

 

 

P1010138Casey Remmer, Biology, University of Waterloo

Title: A  Framework for Monitoring Hydrological and Ecological Conditions in Lakes of the Peace-Athabasca Delta

 

James Telford Photo 2 James Telford, Physical Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University

Title: Using paleolimnology to establish baseline metal concentrations and to reconstruct hydroecological conditions to support a community-based monitoring program, Marian Watershed, NWT.

 

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Katherine Black, Integrative Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University

Title: The influence of moisture and nutrient availability  on tundra shrub expansion across topographic gradients

 

 

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Katriina O’Kane, Geography, University of British Columbia

Title: Plant Succession in the Canadian High Arctic

 

 maha-ghazalMaha Ghazal, Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba, Title: Ringed seal feeding ecology explored through stomach content analysis and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit

 

 

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Marion Carrier, Geography, University of Montreal

Title: Insects tell a story: relevance of science and Naskapi knowledge to geography discourses in Kawawachikamach

 

 

 11887520_10156443510275206_6419381867116315630_oMathieu Tétreault, Gestion de la faune et de ses habitats, Université du Québec a Rimouski

Title : Effects of rearing and of food resources on the characteristics of the summer home range of the peregrine falcon nesting in the Arctic (Falco peregrinus tundrius)

 

 

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Michael Hackett, Geography, University of Ottwa

Title: Changes in the area and volume of glaciers and ice caps on Axel Heiberg Island since the 1950s

13410677_10154075166580590_297778326_o(1)Mitchell Bergstresser, Geography, Simon Fraser University

Title: Abundance and distributions of methane-producing and methaneconsuming microorganisms among lakes of the Mackenzie Delta

 

Brown_N_Weston_PhotoNicholas Brown, Physical Geography, Carleton University

Title: Estimating Subsurface Ice Loss in Permafrost using Temperature Time Series Data

 

 

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Pierre-Luc Grondin,
Biology, Laval University

Title: Phytoplankton species succession and main drivers during ice-edge spring blooms in the Arctic Ocean

 

 W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research (Doctoral) $50,000

 annacrawfordAnna Crawford, Geography, Carleton University, Title:  A multi-scale assessment of ice island deterioration and occurrence in the Eastern Canadian Arctic

 

 

 

 IMG_5595 2Gwyneth Anne MacMillan, Biological Sciences, Université de Montreal

Title: Biogeochemistry and Food Web Dynamics of Contaminants (Methylmercury and Rare Earth Elements) within Arctic Freshwater Ecosystems in the Rapidly Changing North

 

 

 HollowayJean Holloway, Geography, University of Ottawa

Title: Impacts of forest fire on discontinuous permafrost in the south-western Northwest Territories

 

 

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Title : Ethnobotany of the first peoples of Quebec: contribution of traditional diet to maintaining food health and security

 

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Robert Way, Geography, University of Ottawa

Title: Field and modelling investigation of permafrost in the Labrador region of northeastern Canada

 

 

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Samantha Burke,Biology, University of Waterloo

Title: Effects of rising temperatures on the trophic dynamics primary productivity and mercury bioaccumulation in western Arctic lakes

 

 

 

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Sarah Fortune, Zoology, University of British Columbia

Title: Evaluating Eastern Canada-West Greenland bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) energetic requirements and foraging habitat in a changing environment.

 

 

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Scott Flemming, Environmental and Life Sciences, Trent University

Title: Evaluating the large-scale effects of overabundant geese on other tundra-nesting birds

 

 

 Shaun TurneyShaun Turney, Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University

Title: Functional diversity and prey suppression in a tundra mesocosm

 

 

xavier-giroux-bouggardXavier Giroux-Bouggard, Renewable Resource Sciences, McGill University, Title : Monitoring movement, seasonal range and sexual segregation in barren-ground caribou herds of the Northwest Territories

 

W. Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellowship for Northern Research $50,000

 Garfield-PDF-photoDavid Yurkowski, Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba

Title: Ecologically significant areas across the Arctic revealed by multi-decade arctic marine mammal space-use patterns

 

 

jennifer-provencherJennifer Provencher, Biology, Acadia University, Title: Pathways and effects of plastic-associated contaminants in Arctic seabirds

 

 

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Laura Thomson, Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Title: Changing thermal regimes of mountain glaciers in a warming Canadian Arctic

 

 

 IMG_4647Matthew Asplin, Geography, University of Victoria

Title: Synoptic Drivers of Storm Surges in the Western Canadian Arctic

 

 

Renewal of the W. Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellowship for Northern Research $50,000

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Kathryn Hargan, Biology, University of Ottawa

Title: Identifying spatial, temporal and species-specific differences in seabird contaminant loads to coastal Hudson Bay and Hudson Strait islands

 

  ten Bruggencate - field photoRachel ten Bruggencate, Anthropology, University of Waterloo

Title: Connecting the dots: Combining chert geochemistry and GIS-modeling to reconstruct Palaeo-Eskimo mobility and lithic procurement on southern Baffin Island

 

 

 sonja-ostertagSonja Ostertag, Biology, University of Manitoba

Title: Beluga health and habitat use: bridging diverse knowledge systems to understand ecosystem changes