Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning
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Ashley Rudy

Postdoctoral Fellow
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D117
613-533-6000 ext. 75101

My undergraduate training was completed at the University of Waterloo where I completed a degree in Environmental Studies with a joint degree in Earth Science. During my PhD at Queen’s University I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend six summers in different field camps across the Canadian High Arctic. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geography and Planning working with Dr. Scott Lamoureux on research completed on Banks Island in the Northwest Territories. 


  • BES (University of Waterloo)
  • PhD (Queen's University, 2016)


Research Interests:

My Postdoctoral Fellowship utilizes skills obtained during my PhD to examine the broad scale impacts of permafrost hazards, and the landscape controls associated with their development at a regional scale for the Northwest Territories. Climate change continues to be a serious concern and challenge for communities and infrastructure development in the Canadian Arctic. Of particular concern are hazards associated with permafrost degradation, changing water quality and the stability and maintenance of transport routes and industrial infrastructure. Through this research I aim to make a vital contribution that will help inform planning and policy development in order to facilitate mitigation and adaptation to climate change.


Curriculum Vitae (pdf, 323kb)