Researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University embrace complex challenges. Together with northern governments, Indigenous communities and international peers, Laurier faculty and students are solving urgent problems and enhancing well-being in the North.
As Arctic temperatures rise, Laurier’s Homa Kheyrollah Pour, the Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Environmental Change, is collaborating with northern Indigenous communities to ensure safe winter travel.
Laurier researchers are eager to share their findings with the world. Visit the Media Resources page for high-resolution images and b-roll footage, background information, media contacts and the searchable Experts at Laurier database.
Following a devastating wildfire season in the Northwest Territories, Laurier continues to work with partner communities during recovery. If you would like to support the broader emergency response, please consider donating to the United Way NWT Emergency Response Fund.
Informed by the concerns of residents, researchers are addressing ice road safety, water security, forest fires, northern wildlife biology and carbon storage.
Laurier researchers are co-creating best practices for environmental and data management that affirm the role of Indigenous peoples as stewards of their ancestral territories.
In association with the UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies at Laurier, faculty and students are working with communities to build sustainable local food systems.