Caitlyn Baikie, an SOI Alumna, is originally from Nain, Nunatsiavut, NL and now resides in Gatineau, QC where she works for Students on Ice full time as the Arctic Youth and Partnership Program Manager. She has a background in Arctic science research and is keenly interested in how government policies affect Indigenous rights, and especially her own Inuit rights.
Caitlyn is a member of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, is a Canada 150 ambassador, and sits on various boards such as the Canadian Museum of Nature Arctic Gallery board of advisors. Caitlyn has been an educator on numerous national and international Arctic expeditions, including 2014 Victoria Straight Expedition, which successfully located Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated Ship the Erebus. In 2015 CBC named her one of the top five Indigenous leaders under 30 to watch, and is one of Corporate Knights 2017 30 under 30 Sustainability Leaders.
In her spare time, Caitlyn enjoys practicing Inuit culture, sewing, painting, reading, and spending time on the land with people that mean the most to her.
Get in touch with Caitlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org