Rae, Jason

Name: Jason Rae
Position: Current Research Assistant
Research Project: Various
Academic Background: MSc in Environmental and Life Sciences (Trent University); BSc in Ecology (University of Calgary)
Contact information: jasonrae@trentu.ca

About the researcher:  

My work with the HEIC research group has involved collaboratively designing, administering, and analyzing the Nunatsiavut Harvest Survey in collaboration with Chris and members of the Nunatsiavut Government. I have a BSc in Ecology from the University of Calgary where I investigated floral ultraviolet reflectance patterns and their impact on bee pollinators and an MSc in Environmental and Life Sciences from Trent University where I investigated the interactions between Ranavirus and predation risk on exposed tadpoles. The experiences during my university studies fostered the passion for the natural world that led me to joining the Nunatsiavut Harvest Survey project. Among its many goals, this harvest survey aims to explore patterns in community harvest data and identify some of the social and economic factors that are associated with the pursuit of a traditional Inuit lifestyle. In addition to this project, I was also fortunate enough to have the opportunity to assist with the coding, data analysis and report writing for the Nunavik Inuit Knowledge Polar Bear Study as part of the HEIC research group.