Dr. Mélanie Lemire, Université Laval
Cycle II, Early Career Faculty
Country food has significant, dietary/nutritional, health, cultural, and economic benefits to the Inuit in the Canadian Arctic. The availability of country food is important for their food security. Climate change is the most significant health equity challenges of the century and is already impacting access to country foods and contributing hazards and risks on ice. While the potential impacts of climate change on northern food security has been highlighted for several years, limited research has sought to explicitly link environmental change with nutrition implications for Inuit. Working with the community of Qikiqtarjuaq, this project aims to co-construct innovative methodologies and adaptation strategies to address the impact of climate change on food security in the Canadian North.