Studying the intersection of human and environmental health

Our research group has studied the intersection of human and environmental health since 2013.

To this end, we champion the use of community-based approaches to examine contaminant exposures among Indigenous communities in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic. Additionally, we use bench-science techniques investigate the ways and means by which nutrients occasionally counter the health risks posed by contaminants.

We currently have several ongoing projects examining the balance between contaminant risks and nutritional benefits from the consumption of wild-harvested, traditional foods.

  1. May 21, 2021New research on PFAS published!

    Our research group has published a new paper entitled "Biomarkers of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Sub-Arctic and Arctic communities in Canada" in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 

    You can follow this link to check out our new research!

  2. Nov. 12, 2020New Research Published!

    Our research group has published a new article describing the results of the Old Crow Biomonitoring Project. To read the study, click here.

  3. Oct. 2, 2020Check out our posters from the ISES 2020 Conference!
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    Two of our research group members, Victoria Gevaert and Sara Packull-McCormick presented their research virtually at the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) 2020 Annual Meeting.

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Meet our people

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Victoria Gevaert

MSc Candidate

Victoria completed a BSc in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo as well as a French Minor and Research Specialization. She is currently working with the Northwest Territories and Yukon biomonitoring project with a focus on PCB levels and determinants.