Dr Jackie Dawson has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). She is the Canada Research Chair in Environment, Society and Policy (Tier II), and associate professor in geography at the Univ of Ottawa. She has a master’s degree from the Univ of Otago School of Business (tourism), a PhD in geography from the Univ of Waterloo, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Univ of Guelph. Her primary areas of research are Arctic shipping, Arctic economic development, and coastal communities and climate change. Dawson became a member of the CCA’s expert panel on the social and economic value of marine shipping to Canada, which produced the 2017 report titled The Value of Commercial Marine Shipping to Canada. Dawson also participated in a workshop on the CCA’s 2016 report titled Commercial Marine Shipping Accidents: Understanding the Risks in Canada.
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