Makenzie MacKay completed her Master of Science in Risk and Community Resilience through the University of Alberta’s Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology. Her thesis explored the importance of Indigenous peoples in climate change and energy governance. Makenzie had the great opportunity to work with Inuvialuit peoples in Inuvik, NT and Tuktoyaktuk, NT to investigate energy systems that are meaningful for the people that live there. She also researched the benefits of Indigenous youth participation in climate action related to the Tracking Change trip to COP24.
Supervisor: Dr. Brenda Parlee