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Kirstin Witwicki

Kirstin Witwicki Title: Graduate Student
Email: witwicki-k@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

Degree: Master of Arts
Thesis: Fighting Fire with Fire: Amplifying the Voices of Indigenous Fire Affected Communities across Western Canada
Supervisor: Dr. Ian Mauro & Dr. Ryan Bullock
Entry: Fall 2021

Research Interests:
I am interested in decolonial methodologies and wise practices that link Western science with Indigenous ways of knowing to best support community-level resilience and adaptability, while also examining climate-related disaster evacuations within Indigenous communities in Manitoba.


Aaniin, boozhoo! My name is Kirstin Witwicki and I completed my undergrad degree here at the University of Winnipeg in Geography and Indigenous Studies.  As an Indigenous scholar, I am excited to collaborate with Dr. Mauro and the team at the University of Winnipeg’s Prairie Climate Centre. I choose the master's program at the University of Winnipeg because of its interdisciplinary foundations. Working with people from a variety of disciplines and a diversity of worldviews and experiences gives us the best chance of finding creative and effective solutions to the environmental and social challenges that we face today.