As Polar Science and Policy Engagement Officer, I focus on interdisciplinary research, science policy, outreach and community engagement, and teaching, and lead efforts to identify potential collaborative opportunities across the natural and social sciences. I contribute to programs and units of excellence such as the Canadian Ice Core Lab (CICL), as well as other departmental areas of expertise such as climate change.
I studied History at Delhi University and International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India), and I hold a PhD in Polar Ecology and Management from the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. My involvement in Arctic and Antarctic research spans nearly three decades - in the role of a researcher but in the most part in service to supporting and promoting northern and circumpolar research and education.
My research interests are:
· Science-politics interface in the development and organization of polar science programs.
· History and contemporary nature of national Antarctic programs.
· Canada's geopolitical interests in the Arctic and Canada's strategy for polar science.
· Geopolitics, security and sovereignty in the circumpolar North.
Roles of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, industry and private enterprise, and advocacy organizations in addressing issues of resource scarcity and environmental policy. Institutions, policies, and strategies for resource and environmental management at the provincial/state, national, and international levels. Prerequisites: HGEO 250 or HGP 250. Not available for students with credit in HGP 450.Fall Term 2021