Working with Northern communities to build collaborative research partnerships
Jennifer Provencher (Acadia University)
Working with northern communities is a part of Arctic research in Canada. In this webinar, Dr. Jennifer Provencher (W. Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellow in Northern Research at Acadia University) discusses her experiences from her graduate and post-doctoral work as a natural scientist working with communities in Nunavut, Nunavik and the NWT. She talks about how early career researchers can engage with communities, co-develop research questions, and create meaningful training programs with communities. This includes a discussion of opportunities, mechanisms, and barriers to engaging in community collaborative research in northern Canada. She also expands on some ideas from a co-authored essay (Tondu et al. 2014, Arctic), and talks about specific examples of how she implemented these practices in her own work as an ecologist.