Biography

From a young age Claire had a passion for the ocean and was determined to become more involved in marine stewardship, education and conservation. She completed a BSc in Conservation Biology from the University of British Columbia in 2010. After working for the global fisheries project Sea Around Us, Claire decided to move to Winnipeg in 2013. She completed a MSc Degree in the Department of Environment and Geography in 2015. Her current fields of interest are biology, ecology and management of Arctic ecosystems; specifically population health, habitat use and spatial modeling of marine mammal distributions. She now coordinates a multi-disciplinary project out of the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Earth Observation Science.

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Inuit, the Indigenous People inhabiting the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and the Russian Far East, have adapted to living in the harsh Arctic conditions for thousands of years. In Canada, there are more than 50 Inuit communities across the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Northwest Territories), Nunavut, Nunatsiavut (Labrador), …

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