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Olwyn Friesen

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada and Weston Family Northern Scientist. I am passionate about, conservation, Arctic ecology, and parasite community ecology. My research is supported by the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. My research focuses on examining host-parasites relationships … Continue reading Olwyn Friesen

Kirsi Latola

I am research coordinator on Arctic issues at the Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland and the UArctic Networks Vice-President. In addition, I am involved in several Arctic and polar projects, few of those are mentioned below. I was born and raised in Finland where I also completed my Master and Doctoral degrees on plant … Continue reading Kirsi Latola

Andrea Charron

I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada which is home to the Royal Canadian Air Force and, importantly for my Arctic research, the headquarters of the Canadian North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) Region.  I am Associate Professor in IR in the Political Studies Department at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Centre for … Continue reading Andrea Charron

Gabriella Gricius

I am a Ph.D. Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant at Colorado State University in the subfields of international relations, environmental policy, and comparative politics. I am also a Graduate Fellow at the North American and Arctic Security & Defence Network (NAADSN) with Trent University. My research focuses on Arctic politics, critical security and decolonial theory … Continue reading Gabriella Gricius