As many of our readers know, we are currently deeply involved in a woodland caribou recovery project that is being supported by the Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR) and Environment and Climate Change Canada. We are proud to announce that we have a new partner and collaborator joining us on this project in central northern Saskatchewan!
Max Pospisil is an American doctoral student in environment and sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan. Max’s current research focuses on developing community-driven, cross-cultural ethics protocols regarding woodland caribou engagement for Indigenous and Euro-Canadian stakeholders in north-central Saskatchewan. Before pursuing a PhD in Canada, Max worked for over ten years in the fields of wildlife conservation, rescue, and rehabilitation, and was an emergency wildlife rehabilitator at the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This background instilled a commitment to fostering communication across social and political differences, and Max is passionate about bringing together diverse stakeholder groups to benefit wildlife. Max currently lives in Saskatoon, SK with a partner and three cats, and spends free time hiking, bicycling, skiing, and kayaking along the South Saskatchewan River.
We hope that Max’s work in Northern Saskatchewan will continue to foster deep and long-lasting community connections, build ties between the people and the land, and ultimately better the lives of all who call the Saskatchewan boreal forest home (be they human or otherwise).