Jill Barclay is a graduate fellow at NAADSN and a Masters of Global Governance candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She received her Honours BA in International Development from the University of Guelph and has previously worked on a number of multifaceted projects in the public sector including working with Global Affairs Canada’s Foreign Policy Research and Foresight Division to develop a policy brief and recommendations to strengthen Canada’s domestic and international digital security regime.
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 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 role with NAADSN, Jill provides timely and innovative policy research and advice informed by current policy and global trends. Her works produced with NAADSN include: “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).