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Dr. Robert Way

Associate Professor

Department of Geography and Planning


613-533-6000 ext. 75914

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D129

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Dr. Way is a physical geographer who specializes in understanding the impacts of climate change on the terrestrial cryosphere (glaciers, permafrost, ice). Dr. Way is of Inuit descent (Nunatsiavummiut) and was born and raised in the central Labrador community of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL.


  • Honours Bachelor of Arts with Specialization in Geography, Minor in Geomatics and Spatial Analyses, University of Ottawa (2010)
  • Master of Science in Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland (2013)
  • Doctorate in Geography, University of Ottawa (2017)


Research Interests:

Dr. Way's research uses a combination of field study, environmental modelling and remote sensing to characterize and predict environmental and climatic changes in northern environments with a particular interest on permafrost in Subarctic and Arctic Labrador. Dr. Way also operates a remote network of climate stations across Labrador which support climate monitoring and adaptation initiatives in the region.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF 192 KB)