I graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry (October, 2004). While attending school, I worked as an Invertebrate Technician at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). During that time, I worked on numerous projects involving bivalve genetics, population studies and aquaculture experiments. In January 2006 I moved to my hometown (Inuvik, NT) to work as a Biologist for the Gwich’in Renewable Resource Board (GRRB). The GRRB is a public board that is responsible for fish, wildlife and forest management in the Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA). My work reflects our mandate and community concerns. Some of the projects I’ve been involved in are baseline studies, monitoring & management of fish populations. More specifically I conducted a traditional knowledge study on fish migration and spawning patterns in 2006 and am currently working on a burbot (Lota lota) liver condition project. I also review all applications sent to our office from regulatory agencies to provide comments on behalf of the GRRB. I also participate in educational tours to local schools, give community presentations when required, and attend meetings and conferences.
For more information, please email Amy or contact her at the address below.
Gwich’in Renewable Resource Board
105 Distributor Street, PO Box 2240
Inuvik, NT, X0E 0T0
1 Challenger Drive
Phone: (867) 777-6607
Fax: (867) 777-6601