Tamika Mulders

2022 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research recipient

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Master’s student
The University of British Columbia

Born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Tamika is pursuing a master’s degree in earth and environmental science at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Her research focuses on environmental assessment in the Northwest Territories, specifically how food security is considered when proposed resource development projects are being assessed.

New projects such as mines, roads or pipelines undergo environmental assessment processes to consider potential environmental, social and economic impacts. Food security is a perennial concern in northern communities and many rely on harvesting to supplement the high cost of storebought food. The potential impacts of development to important harvested wildlife such as caribou and access to traditional foods could adversely impact food security as well as other social, cultural and health aspects tied to food.

When she is not working on her research, Tamika loves plants, gardening, reading and downhill skiing.

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