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Marine Affairs Welcomes New Faculty Member

Posted by Marine Affairs Program on April 27, 2022 in News

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Hannah Harrison will join the Marine Affairs Program as an Assistant Professor in July.   Dr. Harrison's two-year appointment will include responsibility for core elements of our MMM program.  She comes to Dalhousie after three years as the Science Director for the Coastal Routes project and postdoctoral scholar the University of Guelph. 

Dr. Harrison is a human ecologist and qualitative specialist focused on human dimensions of coastal communities and commercial fisheries in Canada. Since coming to Canada, her interests have been in understanding the challenges and opportunities faced by Great Lakes commercial fishing communities, with a focus on coastal development and social-ecological sustainability of inland fisheries in the anthropocene. She values relational approaches to human dimensions research and is excited to join the MAP community.

Dr. Harrison grew up on traditional Dena’ina lands in Homer, Alaska where she developed a personal, and later professional, passion for marine environments, with a particular devotion to all things fisheries-related.  She earned her PhD (Ecology and Natural Resource Management) as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions scholar at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, where she learned from the expertise of salmon fishers and conservationists.   Dr. Harrison's training, research, and expertise fit extremely well with the Marine Affairs Program, and we are excited to welcome her to the Faculty of Science!