Michael Schmidt



Michael has worked with the Arctic Institute of North America (University of Calgary) since 2014 as Science Coordinator for the Kluane Lake Research Station; in 2017 he took on the role as AINA’s coordinator for Yukon responsible for coordination and promotion of the KLRS Science Program, promoting outreach and collaboratively developing strategic research priorities and partnerships within Yukon. Michael is a strong proponent of the use of both modern science and Indigenous Knowledge as well as developing research priorities and capacity that meet the needs of communities; he is a member of  the Yukon Initiating Group for the Canadian Mountain Network and one of the organizers of the Haines Jct. International Mountain Day Festival. Prior to joining AINA Michael spent almost 30 years with the Geological Survey of Canada carrying out projects in many communities and regions across Canada including in the High Arctic. Michael is a fellow of, and past member of the Governing Board, of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society; he currently co-chairs the RCGS Expedition Program; he is a registered Professional Engineer and lives in Haines Jct., Yukon.