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Arctic Pollution

Isabel Hilgendag in the fileld collecting samples in the Arctic

Isabel Hilgendag

MSc Student (Biology)

I look for heavy metals, such as mercury, in Arctic marine animals, to ensure they are safe to eat.
Dr. Jackie Dawson faisant des recherches sur le terrain sur l'île Beechy, Nunavut.

Jackie Dawson (she/her/they)

Professor and Canada Research Chair

I work with large teams of academics, Inuit knowledge holders, and decision makers to understand the risks and solutions to environmental change.
Factory smokestacks

Let's Talk Pollution Resources

Discover a set of resources designed to get you thinking about pollution.

Anaïs Remili tenant un sac de poissons à étudier.

Anaïs Remili (she/her)

Whale Researcher

I am doing research on pollution in killer whales.
Magali Houde

Magali Houde (she/her)

Research Scientist

I lead projects that look at the impacts of pollution on aquatic environments.
Narwhals, polar bears and other common Arctic animals swim in the Arctic waters.  Image © id-work, iStock

How are Arctic Animals in Canada Affected by Climate Change?

Arctic animals have evolved to thrive in harsh arctic ecosystems, but the environmental footprint created by climate change is affecting their survival.