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Team Member

Jill Barclay

Policy and Research Coordinator

Jill Barclay is NAADSN’s Policy and Research Coordinator. She received her Masters of Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs and her Honours BA in International Development from the University of Guelph. 

Having focused her master’s Major Research Paper on climate-altering technologies in the Canadian Arctic, she is passionate about Arctic sustainability and livelihoods. Coupled with her previous experience as a Graduate Fellow for NAADSN, she has developed a strong understanding of geopolitics in the Arctic, both domestic and international environmental legislation, and national defence strategies and frameworks. 

 In her current role with NAADSN, Jill liaises with NAADSN Members and Partners, coordinates research efforts within the Network, and provides timely and innovative policy research and advice informed by current policy and global trends. Her works produced with NAADSN include: “Geoengineering in the Canadian Arctic: Governance Challenges”; “The Impacts of Climate Change on North American Defence and Security” (with Jayde Lavoie, Carly MacArthur, and Maria Nallim); “Improving the Canadian Armed Forces’ Recruitment and Retention of Indigenous People: Best Practices from the New Zealand Defence Force” (with Jayde Lavoie); and “Climate Change, Security, & Military Preparedness in North America” (with Jayde Lavoie, Carly MacArthur, and Maria Nallim).