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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Laurier’s Yellowknife research office, which opened in 2017, is a vital hub for its cold regions research and for its longstanding partnership with the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). A year-round physical presence in the territorial capital allows Laurier to meet regularly with GWNT and other partners and develop strong working relationships with community members and organizations across the Northwest Territories.

Located in the W.H. Bromley Building in downtown Yellowknife, the Laurier office is home to several year-round staff, primarily research associates and postdoctoral fellows. It also regularly provides temporary workspace to Laurier faculty and staff with research projects in the North, as well as to students, who often spend a few months at a time based in Yellowknife as they complete field research. The office also offers support and space to researchers from partner institutions, and manages access to research equipment stored in a nearby warehouse.

The office is an important base for Laurier's research activities in the North and for liaising with partners, including various levels of government and Indigenous communities. It is also a base for planning community outreach activities with local partners.

A Northern Base

The research office in Yellowknife is developing Laurier’s national and international leadership in cold regions research and partnerships.


Mason Dominico, Research Technician

Mason Dominico, a Laurier MSc candidate in Geography, manages logistics for Scotty Creek Research Station. His research examines how changes to a permafrost body arising from climate warming and direct human disturbance will affect water flux and storage processes.

Tristan Gingras-Hill, Research Associate

Tristan Gingras-Hill (MSc) is a spatial analyst and coordinator of the Permafrost Mapping Project, co-run by Laurier and the Northwest Territories Geological Survey. He is also manager of the Northwest Territories Thermokarst Mapping Project.

Niels Weiss, Research Associate, Permafrost

Niels Weiss is part of a research team focused on monitoring changing permafrost. He completed his PhD in physical geography at Stockholm University where he studied permafrost carbon quantity, quality and dynamics.

Contact Us:


5007-50 Ave., Suite 200
Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2P8


Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mountain Time). We follow NWT statutory holidays.

Mailing Address

PO Box 2548
Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2P8


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