Paul (he/him, settler) is an interdisciplinary conservation scientist. He has worked on environmental and conservation research and advocacy throughout northern Canada at the intersections of social science, natural science, and local and Traditional Knowledge. His work is grounded in anti-colonial, feminist, Indigenous, and Western conservation research methodologies. His current work focuses on knowledge co-production with First Nations and Inuit partners on research related to harvest, wild food, wildlife, and conservation issues important to both local communities and co-management organizations. He is based in the Northern Systems Conservation Co-Lab at the YukonU Research Centre and collaborates with the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action (CLEAR) Research at Memorial University. Paul also teaches the winter, summer, and fall field courses in the Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences (ENCS) Program.
Paul moved to Whitehorse in 2021 from Newfoundland & Labrador. Before joining Yukon University, he worked as a Science Officer with Polar Knowledge Canada, a Biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), and the Research Manager with the Nunatsiavut Government. He also taught in the Ecosystem Management and Ecological Restoration programs at Fleming College.