Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo is the Vice-Provost of the Labrador Campus and the Dean of the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies at Memorial University, living and working on the homelands of the Innu and Inuit in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. She is an international climate change and health research leader, particularly known for her work in the areas of climate change and mental health, and ecological grief and anxiety.
In her role as Founding Vice Provost of the Labrador Campus, Dr. Cunsolo works with multiple partners in Labrador and at Memorial University to lead the development of a brand new Northern-led and Northern-focused Campus and academic unit, including creating undergraduate, graduate, and professional learning programs, expanding Northern and Indigenous-led research, and growing infrastructure. She also leads and oversees the Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems, a new 80-acre research, education, and experimental farm focused on enhancing and expanding Northern food bases, food security, and food sovereignty in Labrador.
As a researcher, Dr. Cunsolo has been working for over 15 years on community-based and community-led climate change and health research in the North and internationally, and contributes extensively to national and international assessments and advisory committees, and is a regular contributor to media and policy. She is a former Canada Research Chair (Tier II), and a Member Emeritus of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.