Tasha is an MPPGA student who has a special interest in Canada and northern issues. Her academic background includes a BA in Anthropology and Environment at McGill complemented by time spent at both UBC and the University of Manitoba’s Pang Program, a Nunavut ‘bush school’. She was first introduced to the power of public policy while speaking at the 2019 Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland as part of a research initiative with Mitacs, the University of Saskatchewan and UBC’s Civil Engineering Department on the subject of arctic housing. Interestingly the conference’s major focus was trade relations and security issues for an ice-free arctic.
Tasha is interested in policy that aligns with behavioural realities and the nuances of modern multi-cultural nations with equitable and environmentally progressive goals and is interested in both Stream 1 and Stream 2 courses. Despite being disappointed that students will be starting classes online rather than in person, this will be an interesting time to be in school and discuss the current COVID situation in an academic context.