I am Yukonner and have lived North for over 20 years. I am in my first year of a PhD at Guelph University. I started my journey through academia later in life - fuelled by work I was doing with the Council of Yukon First Nations and the First Nation Health and Social departments.
Alison manages climate change research projects at the Yukon Research Centre, and also works closely with the Government of Yukon helping them integrate climate change into decision-making. She is interested in working with Yukon and northern communities to promote resiliency and adaptation.
David Hik is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health, at the University of Alberta. His research interests are focused on the ecology of tundra ecosystems in Arctic and mountain environments, social-ecological resilience, and the interface between science and policy.