20 May 2016

For Tahnee Prior, 2015 Trudeau scholar and doctoral candidate in global governance at the University of Waterloo, talking about gender issues in the Arctic does not come second. That is why she co-created with McGill law student Rachel Kohut Plan A, a digital storytelling platform that gathers and shares lived experiences of women across the Arctic.

The project intends to provide a space that fosters cross-border conversations in a region that is ever-changing and geographically challenging. By opening dialogue on those gender realities, Plan A will ideally shed light on what is missing in Arctic institutions, and allow researchers and policymakers to start filling in these gaps.

Join the conversation by sharing your story, your research, or your support, at http://www.genderisnotplanb.com/

To know more about the project, please read the co-directors’ interview in The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Photo credit: Emily Avelar

Tahnee Prior

Tahnee Prior (global governance, University of Waterloo) hopes to define a new governance framework that will address the emerging and complex issues caused by climate change, resource extraction, migration, and potential inter-state conflict in the Arctic.

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