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Laura Gaitan

M.A. Candidate, Geography

Supervisor:  Arn Keeling/Brenda Parlee

Research Topic:  Northern Exposures: Science, Indigenous people, and Northern Contaminants

I am currently a master’s candidate in geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland under the research project “Northern Exposures: Science, Indigenous people, and Northern Contaminants.”. I conducted my fieldwork in Northern Canada mapping the traditional territory of a community. I also have studied in the United States, Finland and in France. In addition, I worked with a local NGO in Ecuador and volunteered in an environmental project in Italy. Currently, I am doing a Place Names project with Treaty 8 Alberta. I adopted a husky pup from northern Saskatchewan, and I like to spend my free time playing with her in the outdoors.