Core Research Team

Our international team features researchers who are at the forefront of renewable energy engineering, education, policy creation, environmental assessment and community engagement. We are pleased to have representation from all eight circumpolar states.

Picture of  Bonita  Beatty

Bonita Beatty Professor

Department of Indigenous Studies, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan


Picture of  Karin Beland Lindahl

Karin Beland Lindahl Associate Professor

Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden


Picture of  Ken Belcher

Ken Belcher Professor

Department of Resource Economics, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan


Picture of  Yngve Birkelund

Yngve Birkelund Associate Professor and Director

Arctic Centre of Sustainable Energy, UiT The Arctic University of Norway


Picture of  Susan Blum

Susan Blum Associate Vice-President

Applied Research and Innovation Team, Saskatchewan Polytechnic


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Ryan Bullock

Assistant Professor and Director, Centre for Forest Interdisciplinary Research, The University of Winnipeg, Manitoba


Picture of  Tony C. Y.  Chung

Tony C. Y. Chung Professor

NSERC/SaskPower Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Technologies and SaskPower Chair in Power Systems Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan


Picture of  Patricia  Fitzpatrick

Patricia Fitzpatrick Associate Professor

Department of Geography, The University of Winnipeg, Manitoba


Picture of  Kevin Hanna

Kevin Hanna Associate Professor and Director

Centre for Environmental Assessment Research, The University of British Columbia Okanagan


Picture of  Hans-Kristian Hernes

Hans-Kristian Hernes Professor

Department of Sociology, Political Science and Community Planning, The University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway


Picture of  Diane Hirshberg

Diane Hirshberg Professor and Director

Center for Alaska Education Policy Research, University of Alaska Anchorage


Picture of  Gwen  Holdmann

Gwen Holdmann Director

Alaska Center for Energy and Power, University of Alaska Fairbanks


Picture of  Anna Krook Riekkola

Anna Krook Riekkola Associate Senior Lecturer

Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden


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Niklas Labba

Professor and Academic Director, Centre for Sami Studies, The University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway


Picture of  Amy Lauren Lovecraft

Amy Lauren Lovecraft Professor

Department of Political Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks


Picture of  Philip  Loring

Philip Loring Assistant Professor

School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan


Picture of  Gary Merasty

Gary Merasty Business Development

Peter Ballantyne Group of Companies, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Saskatchewan


Picture of  Clark Miller

Clark Miller Associate Professor

School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, United States


Picture of  Bram Noble

Bram Noble Professor

Co-Director SSHRC Energy Partnership, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan


Picture of  Greg Poelzer

Greg Poelzer Research Lead and Professor

Co-Director SSHRC Energy Partnership, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan


Picture of  Charlotta Söderberg

Charlotta Söderberg

Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden


Picture of  Patrik Söderholm

Patrik Söderholm Professor

Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden


Picture of  Toddi Steelman

Toddi Steelman Professor

School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan