2022 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Will Greaves is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, where his research focuses on climate change and security, Canadian foreign policy, Indigenous peoples, and the circumpolar Arctic. He has written more than thirty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has co-edited two books: Breaking Through: Understanding Sovereignty and Security in the Circumpolar Arctic (with P. Whitney Lackenbauer) and One Arctic: The Arctic Council and Circumpolar Governance (with P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Heather Nicol). He is Co-Lead for Climate and Environment for the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN), and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Mark Stoller is the Roberta Bondar Postdoctoral Fellow in Northern and Polar Studies at Trent University. He completed his PhD at UBC in 2019, in the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program, with a focus on geography and political science. His doctoral research focused on postwar northern Canadian history, with an emphasis on Dene political history and the division of the Northwest Territories. He has also worked extensively in Gjoa Haven/Uqsuqtuuq, Nunavut. He is a former facilitator and director of the Nanivara Oral History Project (2015–2017) and a co-founder of the Gjoa Haven Film Society. He continues to work with Inuit youth to document local perspectives and stories from the community.
Krista is a researcher and lead field technician of the MCM LTER Meteorology and Limnology Team.  She holds a BS in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a MS in Geology and Geophysics from Louisiana State University.  She has been to Antarctica 6 times and leads teams of 3-5 people conducting research in the McMurdo Dry Valleys.  Krista was chosen as an early career expert reviewer for the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (2021/22). In 2022, she was appointed by the Mayor of Santa Cruz, CA to serve on the City’s Climate Action Task Force where she will help shape the climate action plan in her community.