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Dr. Bronwyn Benkert

Bronwyn Benkert

Manager, Northern Climate ExChange
Yukon Research Centre
Whitehorse: Ayamdigut Campus

t 867-456-8632
bbenkert@yukoncollege.yk.ca

Speaking Credentials
climate change impacts and adaptations in Yukon, climate change research, northern science, past and present northern hydrology

Education
PhD, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo
BES, Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo

Professional Experience
Bronwyn is the Manager of the Northern Climate ExChange, part of the Yukon Research Centre at Yukon College. She manages a group of scientists and project coordinators that study the impacts and adaptation opportunities associated with climate change in the Yukon and northern Canada. Bronwyn and her team work on topics ranging from permafrost to water to food security to community-based adaptation planning. Bronwyn holds a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo, and has worked on projects related to climate change for over a decade. If she's not at her desk, she's probably gone out running.

Awards
Weston Postdoctoral Fellowship in Northern Research - declined
NSERC Alexander Graham Bell CGS-D3 scholarship
Weston Foundation Award for Northern Research - Doctoral
WB Pearson Medal - Doctoral

Achievements
Research papers published in Canadian Water Resources Journal, Journal of Hydrology, Hydrological Processes, Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, and Journal of Paleolimnology.

Vice-President's Award for Research (jointly with the Northern Climate ExChange)

Speaking engagements at local, national and international conferences to lay, peer and expert audiences, and northern community outreach presentations in Yukon and Northwest Territories to schools, environmental working groups, citizen advisory panels and general public audiences.

Memberships
Brock University Adjunct Professor

Field of Study
Earth Sciences

Research Interests
climate change, adaptation, permafrost, northern communities, northern hydrology

Activities
running, hiking, running, paddling, running, camping, running.. and taking care of my kids!

There aren't many issues in life that a long run can't solve.
~Krissy Moehl