Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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Mentor Database

Name (First, Last)
Ann-Lise Norman
Job/ Position Title/ Classification
ENSC Director, Associate Professor
Department/ Unit/ Branch
Environmental Science Program Department of Physics & Astronomy
University/ Institution/ Organization/ Employer
The University of Calgary
Telephone Number (please include country code)
Please check the major focus area that best fits your interests.
  • Atmosphere and Climate
  • Marine
  • Interdisciplinary
Primary Discipline
Atmospheric Science
Please list a few keywords that describe your work and interests Separate the words with a comma ( , ).
Aerosols, sulfate, dimethylsulfide VOCs, source apportionment,
Please indicate the main regions where you work or conduct your research.
  • Arctic
  • Alpine
  • Global
  • General Cryosphere
  • Non-Polar
Please provide a short biosketch (1000 characters)

Norman’s group is interested developing techniques that use unique atmospheric compounds or ratios of compounds to identify and link biochemical processes to atmospheric constituents. Her group uses stable isotope apportionment to identify pollutant and aerosol sources in remote regions.  She is also interested in mapping oxidation processes for compounds that contribute to aerosol formation and ice nuclei activation which can initiate precipitation events. 

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.

  • Helping to improve presentation and communication skills

Preferred method of mentoring (check all that apply)
  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Telephone/Skype conversations
  • Email Exchange
Conferences you normally attend (check all that apply)
  • American Geophysical Union
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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