Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Weronika joined the Canadian Mountain Network in November 2020. Prior to moving to Whitehorse, she spent 7 years in Inuvik, Northwest Territories where she worked as a freelance photographer and writer and held a number of community outreach and event coordinator positions in both government and NGO sector.
The intersection of western science and Indigenous affairs has always been at the centre of Weronika’s photography practice. She documented the fight of the Gwich’in First Nation to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the impact of climate change on the landscape along the Canadian Arctic coast, as well as community-based climate change monitoring and food security initiatives. In her time spent covering climate issues she developed lasting relationships with the research community and the Indigenous stakeholders to help shine the spotlight on the devastating effects of climate warming on the northern communities and their traditional lifestyle.
Weronika holds a Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies from University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. She is also an accredited firefighter and medical first responder, a strength training enthusiast, and a sourdough connoisseur.