ECR Group

Early career researcher development is an integral part of the CRRC. We have an active group of ECRs engaged in ongoing research, training, and knowledge mobilization activities. The current ECR leadership team is composed of the following key members:

Emily Ogden

Emily Ogden

Master’s student

Emily is a Master’s student at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her work focuses on the interactions between changing permafrost conditions and vegetation in the Northwest Territories. When not working on her thesis Emily enjoys hiking, canoeing, and sushi.

Justin Barnes

Justin Barnes

PhD in Global Governance

Justin is a first year PhD in Global Governance student at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Justin’s research has focused on climate change adaptation, environmental security, and sustainable development in Indigenous communities on the Arctic Ocean. Justin is the ECR team representative on the GNWT-WLU Research Partnership Committee.

Mackenzie Schultz

Mackenzie Schultz

MSc candidate

Mackenzie is a second year MSc candidate studying how characteristics of subarctic watersheds impact the retention and mobilization of long-term mining contaminants. She had participated in fieldwork projects in Alberta and the northwestern territories as well as locally in Waterloo region. As one of the ECR reps she helps organize the monthly speaker series which connects emerging researchers with academics and industry representatives.

Jeremy Leathers

Jeremy Leathers

MSc student

Jeremy is a third year MSc student who is studying the relationship between legacy mining pollution and peatland porewater biogeochemistry in the Yellowknife area. As the social media and communications coordinator for the CRRC ECR group he promotes CRRC events such as the speaker series and networking events, and keeps CRRC members informed about graduate studies opportunities, job postings, and professional development events