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Christopher Furgal
Associate Professor
Trent University

Dr. Chris Furgal is an Associate Professor in the Indigenous Environmental Studies/Sciences Program at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. He is cross-appointed to the Departments of Indigenous Studies and Environmental Resource Studies and Sciences. His current research focuses on environmental health risk assessment, management and communication with Aboriginal communities throughout the Arctic. Outside of his teaching and research, Dr. Furgal is a co-founder and co-director of the Nasivvik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments ( He has been a lead author of several national and international science assessments on Arctic environmental health issues including the human dimensions of climate change and environmental contaminants (2007 IPCC, 2005 ACIA, 2010 AMAP, 2008 Health Canada Climate Vulnerability Assessment, 2007 NRCan Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Assessment). He is also the leader of the Health, Environment and Indigenous Communities Research Group at Trent University (


Project Leader

Supporting Understanding, Policy and Action for Food Security in Nunavik and Nunatsiavut

Project Member

Designing and Implementing the Nunavik Health Survey Qanuippitaa 2016

Primary Address

Trent University
Indigenous Studies Department
Enweying Building, Gzowski College
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8

Phone: 705 748 1011

Fax: 705 748 1416