Marianne Falardeau-Côté, a PHD candidate in Natural Resource Sciences with Professor Elena Bennett and the recipient of the 2017 Laure Waridel Bursary, shares her experiences in Scandinavia.
"From March to June, I had the opportunity to do an internship at the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden. This interdisciplinary research centre specializes in sustainable development with an emphasis on resilience, which relates to my PhD on the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems and Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic. Resilience is the capacity of a system, such as the biosphere, to deal with change and continue to develop sustainably. Studying resilience is about generating knowledge and developing measures to strengthen natural and human systems so they can cope with environmental pressures, like climate change. Resilience promotes innovation and the transformation of our systems into greener, more sustainable models."
“I want to get young people to think about the Nordic environmental changes and their implications, as well as effects of our consumption choices on the environment and northern populations.”