Ruting has been working as a Research Fellow with the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN) since the summer of 2020. She obtains a master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa, and a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Dalian Maritime University, China. Ruting has strong analytical skills, and she is passionate about conducting policy research and data analysis to bring both qualitative and quantitative insights for research projects. She is native in Chinese Mandarin and proficient in English.
Ruting’s research interest focuses on China’s Arctic scientific expeditions, China’s interests and activities in the Arctic, as well as their implication on Arctic economic development and security. Leveraging her bilingual skills and knowledge of international affairs from different countries’ perspectives, Ruting has worked on several Arctic research projects, including a systematic overview of China’s 12 Arctic scientific expeditions, building databases with Chinese media reports on China’s interest in the Arctic region from 2016 to 2022 and creating time series data visualizations, and coding articles in Microsoft Access database about China’s policies, interests, and activities in the Arctic.
Ruting works full-time at Statistics Canada as an analyst. She began her career at StatCan in the monthly wholesale trade survey team. In January 2022, she got a new opportunity in the Quality of Life team, working on content enrichment and development of the Quality of Life Hub.