Jackie Dawson (Geography, Environment and Geomatics), earned the new Canada Research Chair in the Human and Policy Dimensions of Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Professor Jackie Dawson


Professor Jackie Dawson’s research program explores the benefits and risks of the increased marine navigability and ship traffic in the Arctic due to shrinking sea ice brought about by climate change. She will model future shipping trends and their implications for fragile ecosystems and Northern communities, as well as identify opportunities for Indigenous co-governance of Arctic marine policy.

The news was publicly released on January 12 during a national announcement by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.

The University of Ottawa has earned three new Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) that will consolidate its expertise in climate change and brain and cardiovascular health. The University is also proud to announce the renewal of two CRCs to professors whose research activities contribute to the advancement of photonics and neuroscience.


Read the official announcement from uOttawa.

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