Robyn Brown

Research Ethics Coordinator
South Slave Research Centre (Fort Smith)

As the Research Ethics Coordinator, I facilitate the ethics review process to help ensure that research in the NWT meets the highest ethical standards. My goal is to connect researchers and community members with resources that support research benefiting our northern communities.

Growing up in the NWT, my family lived in the Dehcho and Tłı̨chǫ regions before moving to Fort Smith. I previously worked as a research assistant with the Aurora Research Institute (ARI). Since then, I have been a library clerk, tutor, and instructor at Aurora College, as well as a wildland firefighter and crew leader.

I hold an Environment and Natural Resources Technology Diploma from Aurora College, which brings a natural science perspective to the Ethics Office. I value on-the-land experience, environmental stewardship, and staying active outdoors. I enjoy gardening, kayaking, snowboarding, and exploring trails with my dog, Pan, a lab/husky mix.