MPH Student (Toronto) 2011
Dan is currently pursuing an MA in Health Promotion at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. He spent the summer of 2011 in Yellowknife and Inuvik, working on a report for the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.
MPH Student (Saskatchewan) 2011
Stuart Lockhart is currently pursuing his MPH at the University of Saskatchewan, School of Public Health. Prior to that, he obtained a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies at The Renaissance College of the University of New Brunswick. His research interests include aboriginal health, socioeconomic determinants of health, and population health interventions. While at ICHR, Stuart reviewed literature and helped in the analysis of several population health data sets.
PhD Student (Alberta) 2010
Originally from Germany and a woodwind instrument maker by trade, Thea has travelled extensively in Scandinavia, Siberia, and northern Canada. In 2006, she conducted her MA research on discourse, knowledge, and legitimacy during the public hearings for the Mackenzie Gas Project. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Alberta on psychological health in northern Dene communities and working in Yellowknife on evaluating the pilot semester of land-based university-accredited courses offered by the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning.
MPH Student (Toronto) 2010
Hilary Blackett is a graduate student pursuing her MPH in Community Health and Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Hilary worked on several projects including community health reports and a research methodology photovoice course with youth in Inuvik. Her efforts were funded by PHAC and the CIHR Team in Circumpolar Health.
MA Student (Toronto) 2009
While with ICHR, Andrew Bresnahan was a graduate student in medical anthropology at the University of Toronto, Canada. Rooted in a commitment to health equity, his research interests include social epidemiology, northern medicine, participatory research design, and inter-cultural perspectives on human rights and development. Born in Labrador, he worked from the health clinic in Aklavik through winter of 2009/2010. He now pursuing an MPH at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. His efforts were funded by PHAC and the CIHR Team in Circumpolar Health.
MPH Student (Toronto) 2008
Karolina pursued her MPH at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Her work with ICHR focused on the development of a perinatal surveillance system for the NWT. Through the summer and fall of 2008, she coordinated a series of multi-stakeholder discussions with the Fort Smith Health and Social Services Authority Midwifery Program around the optimal database design for such a system. Her efforts were funded by PHAC and the CIHR Team in Circumpolar Health.
MSc in Epidemiology (Toronto) 2008
Public Health Officer, PHAC
Bree graduated with honours from Queen’s University in 2006 and moved to Yellowknife in May 2008 where she completed her Master’s degree in epidemiology, under the joint supervision of Queen’s University and ICHR. Her graduate research involved place of birth and health outcomes for childbirth in the Northwest Territories and was funded by PHAC and the CIHR Team in Circumpolar Health.
From Fall 2009 to Fall 2011, Bree was based at ICHR, serving as a Public Health Officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
MHSc Student (Toronto) 2007
Amanda was a MHSc student at the University of Toronto during her time at ICHR. She lived and worked in Aklavik through the summer of 2007, helping community members identify health research priorities. Her extensive survey work would later the lay groundwork for future research programs in the region. She also worked on a variety of projects including proposal writing and learned about northern research methodologies at a moose hide tanning camp in the Beaufort Delta. Her efforts were funded by the CIHR Team in Circumpolar Health.
MHSc Student (Toronto) 2007
Stephanie is a registered dietician and earned a MHSc in Community Nutrition at the University of Toronto in 2008. She worked with the community of Aklavik on the Youth and Elders Dietary Project through the summer of 2007 as well as assisted with activities within the Northern Cochrane Network Site during her term in the Northwest Territories. Her efforts were funded by the CIHR Team in Circumpolar Health.