2022 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research recipient
University of Manitoba
Connor counts himself fortunate to be conducting a portion of his master’s research in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. The small community located along the western Hudson Bay coast is not only a great place to hunt, fish and camp—it’s also where he grew up.
The University of Manitoba student’s research is focused on comparing the diets of two spatially distinct stocks of sea-run Arctic char from Rankin Inlet and Naujaat, Nunavut. More specifically, he’s examining how diet influences the colour of char flesh. Connor’s research stems from community-based research priorities, and he works alongside community members to address their scientific questions aided by Inuit traditional knowledge.