RCGS Ambassador: Emily Choy

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Dr. Emily Choy is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University and Environment and Climate Change Canada. Her research is supported by an NSERC and a L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowship. Dr. Choy is studying the physiological response of thick-billed murres to climate change on Coats Island, Nunavut. She completed her PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba on beluga whales as sentinels of environmental change in the Beaufort Sea ecosystem in partnership with Inuvialuit communities. Dr. Choy was a scientist on the Victoria Strait expedition and a recipient of the Erebus Medal. She is an Explorer-in-Residence with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a Scientific Advisor for the Weston Family Foundation, and a council member with the Association of Field Ornithologists.