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Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Aitken
B. App. Arts, B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD

Instructor/Coordinator, Environmental and Conservation Sciences Program
School of Science
Applied Science and Management

Field of expertise

  • environmental science
  • ecology
  • animal behaviour
  • conservation biology
  • general biology
  • ornithology
  • wildlife ecology

Areas of interest

  • bird biology
  • ornithology
  • community ecology
  • population ecology
  • disturbance ecology
  • cavity-nesting birds and mammals
  • resource selection
  • habitat selection
  • science communication
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Sheila Ananthan
CGA, CPA

Director, Finance and Administration
Administrative Services

Field of expertise

  • finance

Areas of interest

  • accounting
  • finance
  • audit
  • tax
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Alison Anderson
P.Eng.

Instructor/Coordinator, Water & Wastewater Operator Program
Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining

Field of expertise

  • drinking water
  • infrastructure
  • equity
  • diversity
  • inclusion

Areas of interest

  • drinking water treatment process
  • water storage and distribution
  • control systems and scada
  • design
  • construction
  • commissioning
  • operations
  • trans* and gender inclusion
     
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Dr. Fabrice Calmels
PhD

Research Chair, Permafost and Geoscience
Permafrost and Geoscience
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • permafrost
  • geoscience

Areas of interest

  • permafrost studies
  • geomorphology
  • climate changes
  • geoscience
  • northern environments
  • transportation infrastructure
  • geohazards
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Dr. Victoria Castillo
PhD

Instructor/Coordinator, Heritage and Culture Certificate
School of Liberal Arts
Applied Arts

Field of expertise

  • anthropology
  • archaeology

Areas of interest

  • anthropology of gender
  • historical archaeology
  • heritage and culture programming
  • northwestern Canadian early colonial period
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Dr. Joel Cubley
PhD

Instructor/Coordinator, Earth Sciences
Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining
Chair, School of Science
School of Science

Field of expertise

  • geoscience
  • mineral exploration

Areas of interest

  • mineralogy/petrology
  • structural geology
  • regional tectonics
  • economic geology
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Jonathon Driscoll

International Student Advisor
Student Success Division

Field of expertise

  • Canadian immigration law
  • public policy

Areas of interest

  • Canadian immigration law
  • Canadian immigration policy
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Norman Alexander Easton
BA, MA

Instructor, Anthropology, Archaeology, Northern Studies
School of Liberal Arts
Applied Arts

Field of expertise

  • anthropology
  • archaeology

Areas of interest

  • anthropology: subarctic and Coast Salish ethnology
  • Indigenous peoples and the state archaeology: prehistory of Yukon and Alaska
  • beringia
  • prehistoric underwater archaeology
  • human migration to the Americas
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Dr. Alessia Guthrie
PhD

Project Innovation Officer
Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Field of expertise

  • innovation
  • entrepreneurship

Areas of interest

  • research
  • science
  • human epidemiology
  • public health
  • animal epidemiology
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Eric Hoogstraten

Department Head, Southern Campuses
Community Education and Development - Southern

Field of expertise

  • imaging
  • land-based education
  • safety training
  • risk mitigation
  • geo-tourism
  • land management
  • technical rope access

Areas of interest

  • commercial and technical photography
  • outdoor pursuit
  • experiential and environmental education program development consulting
  • consulting for outdoor adventure tourism businesses/organizations
  • BC provincial emergency program search and rescue field team leader on technical or remote rescues
  • founding member Inuvik GSAR
  • consulting on risk management in experiential settings mountain guide
  • consulting and providing training in vertical structure rigging
  • rigging for rescue
  • cinematic work and rigging
  • safety supervision in the vertical environment
  • risk analysis
  • accident management
  • helicopter sling rescue board training for boards dealing with land and resource management
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Brian Horton
M.Sc.

Manager, Climate Change Research
Climate Change Research
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • climate change
  • climate change policy
  • geoscience
  • geography

Areas of interest

  • climate risk assessment
  • climate change adaptation
  • northern resilience
  • hydrology
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Dana Jennejohn
RSW, MSW

Instructor, Bachelor of Social Work
School of Health, Education and Human Services
Applied Arts

Field of expertise

  • social work

Areas of interest

  • northern and rural social work practice
  • social work ethics
  • field education
  • direct social work practice
  • generalist social work practice in rural and northern settings
  • social work theory
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Daqualama Jocelyn Joe-Strack
B.Sc., M.Sc.

Research Chair, Indigenous Knowledge
YukonU Research Centre
Indigenous Knowledge_

Field of expertise

  • Indigenous knowledge
  • climate change
  • social transformation

Areas of interest

  • youth leadership
  • storytelling
  • Indigenization
  • mental health and wellness
  • decision-making
  • governance
  • land and social policy and planning
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Dr. Lisa Kanary
B.Sc., PhD

Instructor, Business Administration
School of Business and Leadership
Applied Science and Management

Field of expertise

  • applied mathematics

Areas of interest

  • population modelling
  • differential equations
  • statistics
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Cyrielle Laurent
M.ATDR

GIS Technician
Permafrost and Geoscience
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • mapping

Areas of interest

  • geographic information systems
  • mapping
  • drones
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Dr. Sara McPhee-Knowles
PhD

Instructor, Bachelor of Business Administration
School of Business and Leadership
Applied Science and Management

Field of expertise

  • public administration
  • public policy

Areas of interest

  • public policy and public administration
  • Canadian government
  • business and government interaction
  • economics
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Doug McRae
M.Ed., RSE, HET

Instructor, Heavy Equipment Technician
School of Trades, Technology and Mining
Applied Science and Management

Field of expertise

  • vocational training
  • heavy equipment technologies

Areas of interest

  • skilled trades
  • skilled technologies
  • skills competencies canada
  • heavy vehicle service and repair
  • adult education
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Dave Mossop
B.Sc.H., MSc.

Biology Instructor, Professor Emeritus
School of Science

Field of expertise

  • endangered species
  • conservation biology
  • ornithology

Areas of interest

  • endangered bird species
  • population ecology
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Dr. Guillaume Nielsen
PhD

Industrial Research Chair
Northern Mine Remediation
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • mining
  • heavy metals
  • passive treatments
  • remediation

Areas of interest

  • northern mine remediation
  • water treatment
  • soil treatment
  • revegetation
  • community engagement
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Alison Perrin
M.Sc., PhD Candidate.

Climate Change Education and Project Coordinator
Climate Change Research
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • climate change
  • science policy

Areas of interest

  • community adaptation
  • climate change policy
  • research policy
  • community-based research
  • qualitative research methods
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Dr. Ernie Prokopchuk
PhD

Interim Dean
Applied Science and Management

Field of expertise

  • chemistry

Areas of interest

  • transition metal coordination chemistry
  • chemical synthesis
  • chemical education
  • chemistry outreach
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Dr. Andrew Richardson
PhD

Dean, Applied Arts
Applied Arts

Field of expertise

  • English
  • literature

Areas of interest

  • modernist and contemporary British and postcolonial literatures
  • science fiction/speculative fiction
  • poststructuralism and critical theory
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Andrew Roebuck
MA, PhD Candidate

Instructor, Psychology
School of Liberal Arts
Applied Arts

Field of expertise

  • behavioural neuroscience
  • psychology

Areas of interest

  • learning and memory
  • cognition
  • cannabis
  • epilepsy
  • schizophrenia
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Dr. Michael Ross
P.Eng., B.A.Sc., M.Eng., PhD

Industrial Research Chair in Northern Energy Innovation
Northern Energy Innovation
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • electrical engineering

Areas of interest

  • power systems engineering
  • renewable generation
  • remote power systems
  • smart grids
  • microgrids
  • energy storage
  • demand-side management
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Dr. Shelagh Rowles
PhD

Executive Director, Continuing Studies
Administrative Services

Field of expertise

  • technology

Areas of interest

  • technology and the future of work
  • innovation in mining and construction
  • impact of new technologies on Yukon
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Louis-Philippe Roy
M.Sc.

Climate Change and Permafrost Technical Analyst
Permafrost and Geoscience
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • permafrost
  • geoscience

Areas of interest

  • permafrost
  • geomorphology
  • climate changes
  • paleoclimatology
  • community based reseach
  • geohazards
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Stephanie Saal
M.Sc.

Research Professional, Northern Hydrology and Climate Change
Climate Change Research
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • geography

Areas of interest

  • GIS
  • remote sensing
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Dr. Fiona Schmiegelow
PhD

ENCS Program Director
School of Science
Applied Science and Management

Field of expertise

  • landscape ecology
  • environmental science
  • endangered species
  • wildlife ecology
  • conservation biology
  • ecology

Areas of interest

  • northern ecosystems
  • northern resource management
  • land-use planning
  • environmental assessment
  • cumulative effects
  • wildlife conservation
  • science-policy interface
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Jaclyn Semple
M.Sc.

Instructor, Math & Physics
School of Science
Applied Science and Management

Field of expertise

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • applied modelling

Areas of interest

  • computational condensed matter physics
  • wildland fire science
  • risk modelling
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Dr. Shashi Shahi
PhD

Senior Research Professional
School of Business & Leadership
Applied Science and Management

Field of expertise

  • supply chain
  • logistics and operations management
  • management information systems
  • digital business systems
  • advanced business statistics
  • business data analytics

Areas of interest

  • decision support systems models 
  • simulation-based optimization models 
  • artificial intelligence and artificial neural network models 
  • economic development of Indigenous communities 
  • environmental sustainability and renewable energy initiatives 
  • natural resource management 
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Dr. Liris Smith
B.Sc., B.Sc.PT, M.Sc.PT, PhD

Scientific Director, SPOR SUPPORT Unit
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • health and wellness

Areas of interest

  • physical activity
  • physical therapy
  • Indigenous health and wellness
  • community-based participatory research
  • healthy aging, health equity
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Dr. Tara Stehelin
B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD

Instructor, Biology/Coordinator, Renewable Resources Management Program
School of Science
Applied Science and Management

Field of expertise

  • general biology
  • conservation biology
  • ecology
  • animal behaviour
  • genetics
  • ornithology

Areas of interest

  • impacts of climate change on animals
  • conservation biology
  • cell biology
  • ornithology
  • animal behaviour
  • migration and communication in birds
  • genetics
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Maciej Stetkiewicz
M.SEM

Climate Change and Northern Hydrology Project Coordinator
Climate Change Research
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • hydrology
  • climate change adaptation

Areas of interest

  • hydrology in cold climates
  • river ice
  • climate change adaptation
  • resilience in the north
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Dr. Benoit Turcotte
P.Eng., PhD

Senior Research Professional, Hydrology and Climate Change
Climate Change Research
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • river and river ice engineering
  • hydrology

Areas of interest

  • flood risk mapping and assessment
  • flood mitigation for communities and transportation infrastructure
  • flood forecasting - open water and ice jams
  • impact of climate change on hydrological processes
  • river morphology and sediment transport assessments
  • winter flow estimation
  • hydrodynamic and river ice modelling for engineering design
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Jason Zrum
P.Eng.

Research Analyst
Northern Energy Innovation
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • mechanical engineering
  • electrical engineering

Areas of interest

  • power systems engineering
  • power systems modeling and analysis
  • renewable generation
  • energy storage
  • remote power systems
  • demand-side management
  • energy systems
  • thermofluid systems
  • buildings engineering