Christine Barnard

Executive Director

ArcticNet (ex officio) (non-voting)


As Executive Director, Christine is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Network according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. Working closely with the Scientific Directors, she provides the leadership and direction for all network operations. She has extensive experience in northern research and infrastructure management and coordination. She worked at Centre d’études nordiques (CEN) for 11 years as Science Coordinator and managed the research program and the Centre’s network research and environmental monitoring stations across the eastern Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic. Since 2006, she has served on a number of advisory committees, including the Canadian Polar Data Management Committee, the Board of Directors for CNNRO (, the Hudson Bay Consortium Steering Committee; she led the Infrastructure Working Group for INQ (, and was delegated to represent ULaval and CEN at ACUNS (, INTERACT (, and the University of the Arctic. Christine entered Arctic research as a Research / Data Coordinator. She obtained her B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology at McGill University, which included two semesters at Memorial University in Newfoundland. After working as a professional biologist, she obtained a Masters and PhD in Environmental Sciences at UQTR with research focused on food web dynamics in the St. Lawrence River and estuary.

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