Ashlee Cunsolo, PhD
Founding Dean, School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies
Ashlee Cunsolo, Ph.D. (Settler, she/her), is the founding Dean of the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies at the Labrador Campus, the newest academic unit of Memorial University, and the first academic unit in Labrador. She is recognized nationally for her institution-building work in Northern higher education, and led the establishment and development of the Labrador Campus, including expanded infrastructure, educational program offerings at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels, increased research support, and the development of a community-based research and educational farm.
She is a leading voice nationally and internationally on climate change and mental health, ecological grief, and intangible losses and damages that arise from climate change, and works more broadly at the intersection of place, culture, health, and environment. She contributes regularly to move science into policy spheres nationally and internationally, and is a regular media contributor. Before coming to Memorial University, Ashlee held a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) at Cape Breton University. She is a member emeritus of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.