Buckham, Meghan

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Name: Meghan Buckham
Position: Former Research Assistant; Former MA Student (Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Trent University)
Research Project: Various; Barriers and Facilitators to Indigenous Knowledge Incorporation in Policy Making: The Nunatsiavut Case (MA Thesis – completed)
Academic background: MA in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies (Trent University); BA Honours in Political Science (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Contact information: meghanbuckham@gmail.com

About the researcher:  

Between 2009 and 2014 I worked as a Research Assistant on an ArcticNet funded project exploring the science-policy interface in the Canadian Arctic. In September 2013, I completed my Masters research entitled, “Barriers and Facilitators to Indigenous Knowledge Incorporation in Policy Making: The Nunatsiavut Case.”  Using interviews with Inuit Elders, hunters, and policy makers, participant observation of policy meetings in the region, and document review/analysis, I examined the development of an Inuit Knowledge based environmental protection and assessment legislation by the Nunatsiavut Government. Prior to my time at Trent, I participated in the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP) working in the offices of both a government and opposition Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP).

Since 2014, I have been working for the Government of British Columbia, living in Fort St. John BC. I’ve held positions with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.

Awards/Scholarships/Grants: 

  • 2011: Northern Scientific Program (NSTP) Scholarship
  • 2010: 3rd Place Student Poster Award for Health and Social Sciences, ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 2010: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • 2009: Mary Northway Graduate Entrance Award, Trent University

Personal websitehttp://meghanbuckham.wordpress.com

LinkedIn Profile: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/meghan-buckham-5069ba5a