Linnaea Jasiuk is currently a U of Guelph undergraduate student in the final year of her Honours Bachelor of Environmental Science (Co-Op) degree. Her major is in Environmental Biology.
Over the past five years Linnaea has been very active in the University of Guelph community. She has been a member of varsity lacrosse team, the Environmental Sciences Symposium executive board, and worked in Student Housing Services.
In addition to these on-campus activities, opportunities to work with U of G faculty and researchers have allowed for unique travel and learning experiences, and have helped her to develop a unique set of research and professional skills.
In the summer of 2012, Linnaea travelled with Dr. Tristan Pearce, U of G graduate and former postdoctoral fellow, to the small Inuit community of Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories.
Their work in the community was part of a large interdisciplinary research initiative funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR).
The purpose of this project is to combine scientific research and Inuit traditional knowledge and to build a base of evidence to be used as Inuit communities adapt to the health effects of climate change.
Although Linnaea and Tristan researched in just one place, the project reaches across six communities in Arctic Canada.
As Linnaea completes her last year as an undergraduate, she will continue to examine data from her summer in Ulukhaktok. In the future, she hopes to begin graduate school and continue her work on this project.