Dr. Jean Holloway is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Geomatics. Her research interests are focused, broadly, around determining how climate change is impacting the Canadian Arctic. Jean grew up on the prairies, in both Winnipeg and Saskatoon. She received degrees in Environmental Science (B.Sc.) and Geography (M.Sc.) from Queen’s University, during which time she fell in love with the North.
She then completed a Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa, focused on determining the impacts of forest fires on permafrost in the boreal forest of Canada. Following her Ph.D., she joined the Environment, Society, and Policy Group (ESPG) at the University of Ottawa, where she currently holds an ArcticNet-MEOPAR Fellowship for her project looking at changes in Arctic shipping activity and the subsequent human and environmental impacts, with the goal of producing research that is useable by policy makers.
In her free time, Jean loves camping, hiking, thrifting vintage clothing, and playing ultimate frisbee! Jean is onboard collecting samples for the IQP-ASR project (https://www.arcticshippingscience.com/) and to help answer questions about the beautiful landscape and how it is being affected by climate change