Sonia Wesche, PhD

Sonia Wesche, PhD

Biography

Dr. Sonia Wesche is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies, Geography and Indigenous Studies at the University of Ottawa. She has worked collaboratively with Indigenous communities in the Northwest Territories and Yukon, Canada for more than a decade, and more recently in Nunavut, to better understand their vulnerability and capacity to adapt to environmental change. Her multi-disciplinary research draws on multiple sources of knowledge, with a focus on local and traditional knowledge and knowledge co-production. She is particularly interested in links among environmental change, traditional land and resource use, food and water security, and health and well-being in Indigenous communities.