2022 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research recipient
University of Victoria
Sydney is a master’s student at the University of Victoria’s School of Environmental Studies. Her research uses remote camera traps to study Dall’s sheep and mammal community ecology in the Northwest Territories’ Northern Richardson Mountains. In partnership with the Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board, Sydney’s project is part of a broader Indigenous-led community-based monitoring program.
Sydney is a member of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Métis Association and grew up on Secwépemc territory, in the community of Williams Lake, B.C. She is a collaborator with the First Nations—B.C. Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Forum and is involved in developing the B.C. Provincial Government’s Thinhorn Sheep Stewardship Framework as part of the Indigenous perspectives working group. She is an accomplished forestry professional and emerging wildlife ecologist, skilled in working with, and for, Indigenous research and management partners.