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Fish‑WIKS Supporting Students

Posted by Laura Addicott on January 9, 2017 in Students

The Fish-WIKS project has played an integral role in supporting Masters and PhD students while advancing research in Indigenous Knowledge research.

Three Masters students, Amber Gillis (NS), Erin Keenan (NU) and Alisha Gauvreau (BC), have graduated from their respective programs and are currently working in their areas of expertise.  A fourth Masters student, Lisa Blenkinsop, will complete her studies at the University of Guelph in 2017.

Five PhD students are currently pursuing their studies at several universities in Canada:   Saul Milne, University of Victoria, is conducting data gathering with the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation in BC.  A unique aspect of Saul’s work with the community is the creation of the Traditional Research Commitee which will offer insights into Saul’s research.  Nicole Latulippe, University of Toronto, is nearing completion of her doctorate having worked with the Nipissing First Nation in Ontario; Shelley Denny, Dalhousie University, recently completed her comprehensive exams and is now focussing on finalizing her research proposal;  and Mirjam Held, Dalhousie University, will travel to Nunavut this winter to begin fieldwork. Her proposed research into the relationships between Inuit and Western knowledge and management systems in Nunavut fisheries governance has been approved by both the Dalhousie Research Ethics Board and the Nunavut Research Institute. Mirjam’s inquiry into the walrus, narwhal and turbot fisheries will take her to Naujaat in February and Pond Inlet, Igloolik and Iqaluit in March where she will interview hunters, Elders, regulators and Inuit knowledge specialists. Mirjam is excited to embark on this part of her research project and looks forward to her time in Nunavut.  The fifth PhD student supported by the Fish-WIKS project, Emily Bingeman, is nearing completion of her doctorate program in Philosophy at Dalhousie University.