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POLAR BEAR RESEARCH AS AN ETHICAL SPACE, PRACTICE AND PROCESS OF ENGAGEMENT

PhD research

With my PhD research, I propose to use artistic practice and aesthetic action to explore what affective change towards an ethical space, process and practice of engagement can be established between western and Inuit knowledge in polar bear research and management.

Genome Canada BearWatch project

My PhD research involves a case study of several polar bear monitoring research projects initiated by Dr. Peter van Coeverden-De Groot, Prof. Stephen Lougheed, Prof. Graham Whitelaw, and (the late) Markus Dyck. The purpose of these projects is to develop a community-based biomonitoring program that combines a non-invasive genomics toolkit with Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) to co-produce knowledge. The outcomes of piloting these non-invasive, community-based monitoring methods are meant to inform future polar bear monitoring and management.

CURRENT AREAS OF MY STUDY

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Image by Annie Spratt
Image by Annie Spratt

THE ETHICAL SPACE OF ENGAGEMENT

AESTHETIC ACTION

WAYFARING THE LAND-
KNOWLEDGE-
SCAPE

HIGHLIGHTED RECOGNITION & SUPPORT

Awards

Scholarship funding 2021-2024

SSHRC VANIER CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health sciences. Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.

Scholarship funding 2019

PRINS BERNARD CULTUURFONDS

DutchCulture is the network and knowledge organisation for international cultural cooperation. We support the Dutch cultural and creative sector, public authorities and diplomatic posts in the pursuit of their international ambitions.