Senior Policy Analyst, Northern REACHE Program, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Canada
Jennifer Ardiel has been active in researching and working on resource management policy issues across a diverse range of subject areas for over 13 years.
Over the past 8 years, Jennifer Ardiel has worked as a policy analyst within several branches of the Canadian government, including the Canadian Forest Service and Canada’s climate change Adaptation Platform, a national forum that brings together key groups in Canada to collaborate on climate change adaptation priorities. Jennifer’s current position is as the senior policy analyst with the Northern REACHE (Responsible Energy Alternatives for Community Heat and Electricity) Program at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. This program provides funding to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Canada’s Arctic. Jennifer’s role is to facilitate multi-stakeholder collaboration and the coordination of federal government activities that support the deployment of alternatives to diesel in remote communities.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and obtained a Master of Science in Resource Management and Environmental Studies at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2008. She is also an alumni fellow of the UBC Bridge Program which provided funding to interdisciplinary teams of graduate students to develop evidence-based strategies to solve public, environmental and occupational health problems.