Lede, Eric



Name: Eric Lede
Position: Current MA Student (Geography, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia); Current Research Assistant
Research Project: Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Context of Multiple Stressors in the Arctic (MA thesis – in progress); Various
Academic background: BSc in Environmental Sustainability with a double minor in Environmental Science and General Studies (Swinburne University of Technology, University of Melbourne, Trent University)
Contact information: ericlede.nasivvik@gmail.com

About the researcher:  

I am currently undertaking a MA in Geography at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia supervised by Dr. Tristan Pearce and Dr. Chris Furgal. The aim of my research is to examine the role of multiple climatic and non-climatic stressors in adaptation to climate change in the Arctic. This involved living in Paulatuk in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region for two months where I conducted interviews and participated in daily livelihood activities.

Prior to joining the University of the Sunshine Coast, I was the Research Coordinator for the NiKigijavut Nunatsiavummi Project (A Community-Led Food Assessment project in Nunatsiavut), as well as a Research Assistant for the Nasivvik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments.

Having lived, worked and studied in several parts of the world including Australia, Canada, Austria, Spain, and the United Kingdom, I have learned much about cross-cultural awareness, sensitivity and building meaningful partnerships with communities.  I look forward to building on these experiences through my work with the Health, Environment and Indigenous Communities Research Group.