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

Assistant Professor, Environmental and Conservation Sciences Program
School of Science

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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Dr. Davon Callander

Manager, Research & Scholarly Activity Services
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • embryology
  • neuroscience
  • marine biology
  • eDNA

Areas of interest

  • research administration
  • invasive species
  • genomic regulation of stress response
  • climate change
  • conservation
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Dr. Fabrice Calmels
PhD

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

Field of expertise

  • permafrost
  • geoscience

Areas of interest

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

Assistant Professor, Anthropology
School of Liberal 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. Kenneth Coates

Chair
School of Indigenous Governance
Applied Science and Management

Field of expertise

  • history
  • Canadian public policy
  • Indigenous legal rights
  • Indigenous public policy
  • circumpolar studies

Areas of interest

  • Yukon history
  • Indigenous self-government
  • Indigenous-newcomer history in Canada
  • world/comparative history
  • Indigenous policy
  • Northern resource development
  • Northern/rural innovation
  • Science, technology and society
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Dr. Joel Cubley
PhD

Associate Professor, Earth Sciences
Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining

Field of expertise

  • geoscience
  • mineral exploration

Areas of interest

  • mineralogy/petrology
  • structural geology
  • regional tectonics
  • economic geology
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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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Dana Jennejohn
R.S.W., M.S.W.

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

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
Indigenous Knowledge
YukonU Research Centre

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. Vladimir Kabanov
PhD

Laboratory Technician , Laboratory Technician
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • chemistry
  • nanoscience
  • spectroscopy
  • photochemistry
  • quantum chemistry

Areas of interest

  • photodynamic processes
  • singlet oxygen
  • plasmonics
  • host-guest chemistry
  • colloidal nanomaterials
  • systems chemistry
  • chemistry education
  • science outreach
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Dr. Lisa Kanary
B.Sc., PhD

Assistant Professor, Business Administration
School of Business and Leadership

Field of expertise

  • applied mathematics
  • applied modelling

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
  • geoscience

Areas of interest

  • geographic information systems
  • mapping
  • drones
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Dr. Michelle Leach

Scientific Director, SPOR Support Unit
SPOR, Health Research
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • genetics
  • immunology
  • health and wellness
  • health policy

Areas of interest

  • infectious diseases
  • genetic diseases
  • impacts of climate change on infectious diseases
  • community-based research
  • knowledge translation
  • data analysis
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Dr. Ellorie McKnight

Education and Research Project Coordinator
Climate Change Research
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • climate change
  • limnology
  • ecology

Areas of interest

  • community-based research
  • climate change policy 
  • climate change education
  • northern hydrology
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Dr. Sara McPhee-Knowles
PhD

Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Business Administration
School of Business and Leadership

Field of expertise

  • public administration
  • public policy
  • applied modelling

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

Senior Instructor, Heavy Equipment Technician
School of Trades, Technology and Mining

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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Dr. Chad Morgan
PhD.

Senior Instructor, Earth Sciences
Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining

Field of expertise

  • geoscience
  • Invertebrate Palaeontology

Areas of interest

  • biostratigraphy
  • trilobite palaeontology
  • micropalaeontology
  • ichnology
  • carbonate sedimentology/petrology
  • taxonomy and evolution
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Dave Mossop
B.Sc.H., M.Sc.

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.

Senior Research Professional, Northern Adaptation and Resilience
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

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
School of Science

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 Division
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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Dr. Andrew Roebuck
M.A., PhD

Assistant Professor , Psychology
School of Liberal 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
  • applied modelling

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

Provost and Vice-President Academic
Academic and Provost Division

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.

Research Professional, Hydrology
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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Mark Rutledge

Instructor, Multimedia Communications
School of Business and Leadership

Field of expertise

  • Indigenous knowledge
  • graphic design
  • photography
  • social transformation
  • international speaker/presenter

Areas of interest

  • artificial intelligence
  • decision-making
  • Indigenization
  • Indigenous art
  • Indigenous design advocacy
  • storytelling
  • mental health and wellness
  • youth leadership
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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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Mary Samolczyk

Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences
School of Science

Field of expertise

  • geoscience
  • quaternary geology

Areas of interest

  • geomorphology
  • hydrogeology
  • soils
  • paleoenvironmental reconstruction
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Dr. Fiona Schmiegelow
PhD

Dean
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.

Senior Instructor, Math and Physics
School of Science

Field of expertise

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • applied modelling

Areas of interest

  • computational condensed matter physics
  • wildland fire science
  • risk modelling
  • astronomy
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Dr. Liris Smith
B.Sc., B.Sc.PT, M.Sc.PT, PhD

Research Chair, Health Research, SPOR Support Unit
SPOR, Health Research
YukonU Research Centre

Field of expertise

  • health and wellness
  • community based research
  • health policy
  • physical therapy
  • physical activity
  • healthy aging

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

Chair
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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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
  • applied modelling

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