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Jackie Dawson
Canada Research Chair in Environment, Society, and Policy at University of Ottawa


Dr. Jackie Dawson is the Canada Research Chair in Environment, Society, and Policy and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa. She is an Applied Scientist working on the human and policy dimensions of environmental change in ocean and coastal regions and is considered an expert in Arctic shipping, Arctic tourism, and Arctic oceans governance. She has served on two Canadian Council of Academies’ Expert Panels, is an elected member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada and is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. She led the drafting of the 2018 G7 science statement focused on Arctic oceans and resilient communities and is currently the Co-Scientific Director of the NCE ArcticNet.

Agenda Sessions

  • Understanding the changing ice conditions and its impact on shipping routes, ship traffic and local communities