Caitlyn Baikie, an SOI Alumna, joins us from Nain, Nunatsiavut where she was born and raised. She is currently finishing her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Aboriginal Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland while working for us in Gatineau. She has almost a decade of experience under her belt in Arctic social and physical sciences through various different programs and work experiences. She is an alumni of the kANGIDLUASUk student program which operates out of the Torngat Mountains National Park, and was a research assistant for the Arctic Inspiration Prize winning project SakKijanginnatuk Nunalik initiative, which is a collaborative initiative between Memorial University and the Nunatsiavut Government. Through her post secondary studies, Caitlyn has published an article in the peer reviewed journal Arctic, and presented posters at International Polar Year Conference and ArcticNet.
Caitlyn also has a keen interest in government policy and has taken various summer internships with the Nunatsiavut Government’s Executive Council which allowed her to better understand the implementation of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, while working closely with elected officials and community members of Nunatsiavut. Most recently, she participated in the 2014 Victoria Straight expedition, which located Erebus, one of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated ships through the North West Passage. In 2015, CBC named Caitlyn one of the top 5 indigenous leaders under 30 to watch.
Get in touch with Caitlyn at email@example.com