Louise Chavarie Print

louise3-14Louise Chavarie is from a small fishing town on the east coast of Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec. She grew up surrounded by sea and fishing, especially cod fisheries. The cod fisheries collapsed in the early 1990s, and this experience led her to follow a career in fish biology. She did her master’s research in northern regions (Paulautuk and Kuujjuaq) on climate change and Arctic Char with the University of Waterloo in Ontario. Louise is currently a PhD candidate in aquatic biology working for the past six years on the multiple forms of lake trout in Great Bear Lake with the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She is conducting a lake trout project in Great Bear Lake in collaboration with the University of Alberta and Fisheries and Oceans, with support from the Sahtú Renewable Resources Board. She has sampled and spent time in every arm of the Great Bear Lake: McVicar Arm in 2005 & 2013, McTavish Arm in 2009, Dease Arm in 2010, Smith Arm in 2011, and Keith Arm in 2005, 2011, and 2012. Louise has appreciated every minute of her eight years of research in Arctic regions, and hopes to spend as much time there as she can.