2017-2018 CNST Award Recipients

W. Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellowship (renewal)

Jennifer Provencher
Acadia University
Pathways and effects of plastic-associated contaminants in Arctic seabirds

 

 

 

Laura Thomson
Simon Fraser University
Changing thermal regimes of mountain glaciers in a warming Canadian Arctic

 

 

 

David Yurkowski
University of Manitoba
Ecologically significant areas across the Arctic revealed by multi-decade arctic marine mammal space-use patterns

 

 


W. Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellowship ($50,000)

Louise Chavarie
University of British Columbia
Great Bear Lake Polymorphism: understanding how northern biodiversity is generated and maintained within Canada’s largest lake

 

 

Andrew Hamilton
University of Ottawa
Ocean forcing of tidewater glaciers in the Canadian High Arctic

 

 

 

Robert Way
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Implications of rapid shrub growth on permafrost environments in northern Labrador

 

 

 

Scott Williamson
University of Ottawa
Reconciling Arctic and elevational amplified warming using Canada’s northern climate gradients

 

 


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

Sophie Dufour-Beauséjour
INRS – Centre Eau Terre Environnement
From sea ice to radar: study of the link between radar satellite imagery and the characteristics of the ice cover of three bays in Nunavik

 

 

 

Marianne Falardeau-Côté
McGill University
Marine food web dynamics and ecosystem services in a changing Arctic Ocean

 

 

 

Brittany Main
University of Ottawa
Glacier Surging in St. Elias Mountains Under a Changing Climate

 

 

 

Vaughn Mangal
Trent University
The Impact of Seasonal Variations on organic matter quality and Mercury Bioavailability along the Rapidly Changing Churchill River

 

 

Allyson Menzies
McGill University
Biologging Bioenergetics in the Northern Boreal Forest

 

 

 

Michael Palmer
Carleton University
Seasonal investigations of recovery processes in Yellowknife area lakes from 50 years of arsenic pollution

 

 

Michael Peers
University of Alberta
Predicting the fitness effects of coat colour mismatch on snowshoe hares

 

 

 

Kara Pitman
Simon Fraser University
How do landscape characteristics affect water temperatures of tributaries feeding into major salmon migration corridors?

 

 

Emily Studd
McGill University
The Art of Surviving: Using activity to investigate the role of behavioural modification in a boreal predator-prey food web

 

 


W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research (Master’s) ($15,000)

Aude Boivin-Rioux
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Meta-analysis of the structure of picophytoplankton and heterotrophic bacteria in the Canadian Arctic

 

 

Maria Cavaco
University of Alberta
The Unseen: characterizing microbial community diversity and metabolic potential in a rapidly changing high Arctic watershed

 

 

Gabriel Chiasson-Poirier
Université de Montréal
Hydrogeomorphic factors controlling the routing of surface and shallow groundwater flows in the Niaqunguk River watershed, Nunavut

 

 

Jared Gonet
University of Alberta
Science to support pro-active management of Northern Mountain Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in Canada

 

 

Stéphanie Guernon
Université du Québec à Montréal
The relationship between allochtony and the accumulation of methylmercury in zzoplanckton in lakes of the northwestern Arctic

 

 

Maureen Huggard
University of Victoria
Restoration in a northern context: Effects of inoculating Alnus crispa with locally harvested Frankia bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi

 

 

Connor Mallory
Univeristy of Alberta
Qamanirjuaq barren-ground caribou habitat use and population ecology

 

 

 

Sean Murphy
University of Calgary
Hydrocarbon-Degrading Microorganisms in the Canadian Arctic Marine Environment: Community Composition and Optimization for Bioremediation

 

 

Kevin Scharffenberg
University of Manitoba
Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Beluga Habitat Use in the Mackenzie Estuary

 

 

 

Becky Segal
University of Victoria
Integrating Remote Sensing and Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Identify Historical and Current Sea Ice Travel Hazards in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

 

 

Marianne Taillefer
Université Laval
Analysis of the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure from the effects of permafrost: the case of the Demspter Highway, Yukon

 

 

Gillian Thiel
Queen’s University
Spatial controls on the biodegradability of soil dissolved organic matter in a High Arctic watershed

 

 

Teresa Tufts
University of Calgary
Assessing Temperature Tolerance in Ninespine Stickleback in Response to Climate Change in the Arctic

 

 

Evan Wilcox
Wilfrid Laurier University
Vulnerability of Western Arctic Tundra Lakes to Climate Change

 

 

 

Leah Wright
York University
Light level geolocation to measure the survival and reproductive success of Arctic nesting

 

 

 


W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Archaeological Research (Master’s) ($15,000)

Gary Beckhusen
University of Saskatchewan
Moose Horn Caribou Fence Project

 

 

 

Jacinda Sinclair
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Revisiting Arvertok: A Reassessment of an Inuit Whaling Settlement

 

 


Canadian Northern Studies Trust Scholarship ($10,000)

Ezra Greene
Universiy of British Columbia
Learning the land: An intergenerational study of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit

 

 


POLAR Knowledge Canada Scholarship ($10,000)

Megan Sheremata
University of Toronto
Inuit Knowledge of the Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Change in Eastern Hudson Bay

 

 


NSTP Northern Resident Scholarship ($10,000)

Samantha Darling
McGill University
The role of capacity building in Canada’s northern research policy

 

 

 

Dana Harris
Brock University
Determining the factors that influence the growth and cellular development of Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) in Yellowknife, NT

 

 

Rhiannon Klein
University of Saskatchewan
From Negotiation to Implementation: Aboriginal Modern Treaties in the Yukon, 1993-2013

 

 

 

Stephanie Pike
Wilfrid Laurier University
Policy, plans and processes for developing and improving the use of hazard maps in adaptation for
remote Yukon communities

 

 

Cedar Welsh
University of Victoria
Past trends and future change in the hydroclimate dynamics of the Stikine, Skeena and Nass River basins in northern British Columbia.

 

 


Northern Resident Award ($5,000)

Bradon Drost
Yukon College
Will Electric Bear Fencing at Congdon Creek Campground Allow Tent Campers to Return?

 

 

Aja Mason
Yukon College
Evaluation of Bear Education Campaign Along the Skagway Road

 

 


Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship ($5,000)

Caroline Ouellet
Université du Québec à Montréal
A critical analysis of the barriers and facilitators influencing access to traditional Indigenous medicines within the mainstream healthcare system