Our priority at this time is the health and safety of the Aurora College/Aurora Research Institute community, as well as the larger NWT and research communities. The Western Arctic (WARC), North Slave (NSRC) and South Slave (SSRC) Research Centres are currently open. WARC research support and logistical services for outside researchers are available at this time.
Reindeer Station Stability Assessment in collaboration with Inuvik Community Corporation
Northern Canada Food Initiatives Map
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (drone) support and training for Western Arctic Communities
ARI STEM Outreach Program – I contribute to hands-on STEM activities for local youth and participate in community events to promote STEM in the North.
Western Arctic Research Centre Ethnobotany Garden – I assist with weekly Ethnobotany garden tours during the summer as well as with the maintenance of the garden.
Originally from Southern Ontario, I first moved to Inuvik in 2014 working on the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway project for five years as an Environmental Project Technician. Since then, I have also worked for a local Inuvialuit/Gwich’in tourism company running their social media and supporting their traditional on the land activities. I am excited to now be working at ARI and am especially looking forward to the STEM on-the-land youth camps and working with local organizations to promote STEM, GIS and RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) in the communities. I love being out on the land especially when it involves working with and learning from local youth, elders, and my co-workers, and I am fortunate I get to work outside often.