Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Mentor Database

Name (First, Last)
Audrey Giles
Job/ Position Title/ Classification
Associate Professor
Department/ Unit/ Branch
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Human Kinetics
University/ Institution/ Organization/ Employer
University of Ottawa
Telephone Number (please include country code)
613 562-5800 x 2988
Please check the major focus area that best fits your interests.
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Human and Social
Primary Discipline
Anthropology of Physical Activity & Health
Please list a few keywords that describe your work and interests Separate the words with a comma ( , ).
physical activity, health, recreation, qualitative research
Please indicate the main regions where you work or conduct your research.
  • Arctic
Please provide a short biosketch (1000 characters)

I have fairly diverse research interests, though they all relate to the North in some way: Aboriginal peoples’ involvement in physical practices, in particular, menstrual traditions associated with Indigenous women’s leisure activities; the Dene Games; the Arctic Winter Games; the NWT Aquatics Program, the notion of gender equity and its impact on sport and recreation policy in Northern communities; contested understandings of ‘tradition’; cross-cultural examinations of understandings of gender, gender equity, and notions of leisure; feminist poststructuralism; community health; qualitative research methods and methodologies.

Mentoring activities you are interested in participating in (check all that apply).
  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Presentations
    Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.

  • Career Development Workshop Sessions
    Helping in the coordination and facilitation of sessions at major conferences

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Participation in live online discussions
    This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an
    APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be
    posted online for future reference.

  • Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.

  • Assisting with proposal development

  • Reviewing papers and posters

  • Helping to improve presentation and communication skills

  • Other
Preferred method of mentoring (check all that apply)
  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Online seminars
  • Telephone/Skype conversations
  • Email Exchange
  • IM/Chat
Conferences you normally attend (check all that apply)
  • Northern Research Forum Assemblies
  • Other
We would very much like to include you in the online mentor database that is available to our members, but we also understand that you might only want us to use your information for our internal purposes. Please let us know if we can include your information on our website.
Sure, include me in your list online

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