Meet our Members: Jocelyn Joe-Strack

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Over the last four weeks, Yukonstruct Cospace member Jocelyn Joe-Strack, embarked on a speaking tour of Canadian embassies in Europe to share her Indigenous perspective on Climate Change with senior diplomats, academics, youth and the public.

Jocelyn Joe-Strack is an academic with multiple advanced degrees in microbiology and

geography and is currently working towards a PhD regarding Indigenous Land Use Planning. She holds degrees from the University of Northern British Columbia and University of Victoria. She is a Jane Glassco Northern Fellow and a recipient of the prestigious 2017 Vanier Scholarship.

With her business, Subarctic Research & Strategy, Joe-Strack is currently leading development of a progressive Land Use Plan for her First Nation’s Traditional Territory – which will contribute to the Yukon-wide regional land planning process. She is concurrently applying this experience towards a PhD in Sustainability & Environment with the University of Saskatchewan.

Jocelyn was born and currently lives in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory with her husband and two young children.

She enjoys being a part of the Yukonstruct community. Especially the opportunity to network and brainstorm with so many creative and progressive thinkers. It’s the perfect atmosphere to get work done!

During her tour, Joe-Strack has posted regular blog updates about her travels. You can follow her on Twitter at @jocelynjs and facebook /jocelynjs