Ashlee Cunsolo

Adaptation Panel
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Ashlee Cunsolo, PhD, is the Director of the Labrador Institute of Memorial University, a former Canada Research Chair (Tier II), and a member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. She is a leading voice nationally and internationally on climate change and mental health, ecological grief, and losses and damages that arise from climate change, and works more broadly at the intersection of place, culture, health, and environment. Before becoming the Director of the Labrador Institute of Memorial University, Ashlee was the Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Healthy Communities and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Nursing and Indigenous Studies at Cape Breton University in Unama’ki/Cape Breton. She has been recognized nationally and internationally for her community-based research and science outreach, and is a regular media contributor on climate change, mental health, and ecological grief. She is a contributing author to the IPCC AR6 North America Chapter, and a Lead Author on Chapters in the Natural Resources Canada and the Health Canada Climate Change Assessment Reports. Dr. Cunsolo completed a postdoc with the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University, and her PhD at the University of Guelph.