Ashlee Cunsolo, Ph.D. (Settler, she/her), is the Vice-Provost, Labrador Campus, and Dean, School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies. 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.
The impacts of a changing climate and environment on mental health;
Ecological grief and ecological mourning;
The social, climatic, environmental, and cultural determinants of health, with a focus on Indigenous health and well-being;
Individual, social, community, and health systems adaptation within the context of large-scale and rapid change;
Community health and development, including cultural reclamation and revitalization;
Human-environment relations and environmental ethics and praxis;
Emotional, psychological, health geographies and place-based ways of knowing;
Community-led, and community-based visual, digital, and qualitative methods and research design; and
Northern sovereignty in research and education, including Indigenous-led infrastructural theories of change.