Emma Gillies

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Emma Gillies

MSc with Amanda Giang, 2022
Environmental Analyst, Canada Energy Regulator

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Research Interests

Climate change, Data science, Ecology, First Nations and Resource Management, Marine conservation, Policy and Decision-making, Public policy and analysis, Science communication, Social ecological systems


Emma was an MSc student, supervised by Dr. Amanda Giang in the Lab for Environmental Assessment and Policy. Her research involves modelling mercury contamination in Beaufort Sea beluga whales using Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science. She is particularly interested in ecotoxicology and environmental policy and is eager to use data science and community consultation to explore the connections between environmental and public health.

Emma holds a first-class honours degree in environmental biology from McGill University, where she completed a thesis on freshwater microplastic pollution and gained work experience at a newspaper, ecological research centre, environmental consulting company, and tech start-up. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, creative writing, photography, and supporting her favourite soccer team, Arsenal.

Last updated December 2022