Shailyn Drukis

Shailyn Drukis

Biography

Shailyn Drukis is a young professional and researcher living in Whitehorse Yukon. Her first exposure to mountain environments was five years ago when she was based out of the Kluane Lake Research Station as a research assistant for Wilfrid Laurier University. This research developed into an honours thesis that assessed the needs, gaps and obstacles to better addressing cumulative effects on wildlife in the southwest Yukon. Since this experience, Shailyn continues to research, work, explore, and live in the mountains. Her research interests are in large landscape connectivity, wildlife monitoring, and citizen engagement in wildlife and land management. She is a member of the Yukon Initiating Group of the Canadian Mountains Network, and is on the Research Data Management Committee. Shailyn is a Co-Founder of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, is on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Committee for IUCN, and is the youth representative on the Natural Sciences Sectoral Commission for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Shailyn currently works for the Council of Yukon First Nations as their Climate Change Community Liaison.