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My name is Robert Way, I am a PhD student at the University of Ottawa. My research project is aimed at better understanding the characteristics and distribution of permafrost in northeastern Canada. I am originally from central Labrador (Goose Bay) and am of Inuit descent (Nunatsiavut Beneficiary). Over the course of my research and studies I have been fortunate enough to do work in both the Arctic (Svalbard, northern Labrador) and Antarctic Peninsula as well as Iceland, Norway, Patagonia, western Quebec and northeastern Quebec/Labrador. My overall research interests are listed here but in general they all focus on elements of Cryospheric Sciences with a focus on High-Latitude Environmental Change.

My Academic Background is as follows:
Honours Bachelor of Arts with Specialization in Geography,

Minor in Geomatics and Spatial Analysis

Magna Cum Laude
University of Ottawa
Sept 2007 – April 2010

Master of Science – Glaciology/Physical Geography
Graduate Diploma in Teaching
Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Sept 2010 – Sept 2013

PhD Candidate – Permafrost Science/Physical Geography
Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics
University of Ottawa
Supervised by Dr. Antoni Lewkowicz
Sept 2013 – 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Northern Environmental Change
Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Located at the Labrador Institute in North West River, NL
Sept 2017 – Ongoing

Other Academic Institutions
Athabasca University – Selected Course(s) – Statistics
University Center in Svalbard – Selected Course(s) – Periglacial Geomorphology
University of New Brunswick – Selected Course(s) – Forestry
University of Oslo – Selected Course(s) – Physical Geography and Remote Sensing

Teaching Assistantships/Lab Instructor
Introduction to Physical Geography (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Introduction to Remote Sensing (University of Ottawa)

My Relevant Professional Experience includes:
Geographic Information System Specialist
Institute for Environmental Monitoring and Research
Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
May 2010 – August 2010 (4-month Contract)

Geographic Information System Student
Crown Lands Division, Department of Environment and Conservation,
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
June 2008 – August 2008 (3-month Student Position)

Awards and Notable Mentions
James Bourque Northern Doctoral Scholarship (2016)
ACUNS Northern Resident Scholarship (2014-2015)
NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral) (2014-2017)
High North Scholarship (UNIS, 2014)
Glacio-Exchange Scholarship (UOttawa-UOslo, 2014)
Northern Scientific Training Program (UOttawa, 2013)
Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies (MUN)
Northern Scientific Training Program (MUN, 2011, 2012)
W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research (2011)
Featured in Canadian Geographic (2010)
Cryo-Exchange Scholarship (UOttawa-UOslo, 2009)