Darcie Setzer

Technician (summer student)
Western Arctic Research Centre (Inuvik)


Bachelor of Science – Environmental Science


Skills and expertise:

  • Field work experience
    • Water quality
    • Permafrost monitoring
    • Air quality
    • Invertebrate sampling
  • Sample collection
  • Data entry


Current projects:

Air quality monitoring – Providing technical support by obtaining monthly samples and ensuring the equipment in Inuvik is functional.

Permafrost monitoring – Collecting data from permafrost monitoring stations to track the duration and extent of active layer thawing and freezing.


Personal Information:

I currently attend the University of Calgary pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a concentration in Biology. Born and raised in Inuvik, I left in Grade 12 to join the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Program in Kelowna. I then moved on to be part of the Calgary Dinos varsity hockey team for a few years and then was drafted into the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League. I return to work in the NWT during the summers, gaining experience in water quality monitoring, sampling and collecting research data for the Aquatic Effects Monitoring Program and the Surveillance Network Program on the ITH with the GNWT Infrastructure Division. I have also worked with Environment and Natural Resources as a wildland firefighter for a few years where I gained diverse field experience in extreme environmental conditions. I enjoy being outside, both for work or for recreation. I am thrilled to be part of an excellent logistics and research team and I look forward to working and learning alongside my colleagues.