Perspectives on Episode 6- Craig Gerlach

Dr. Craig Gerlach is the Academic Coordinator for Sustainability at the University of Calgary and a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Gerlach spent twenty years as a professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he conducted research on food systems in northern aboriginal communities including the sustainability of fisheries and the socioeconomic impact of oil and gas development. His current research focuses on sustainable food, water, and energy systems in remote northern villages and emphasizes meaningful results for stakeholders. As a result, Gerlach is looking at solutions that will reduce rural village dependence on large urban centers including community gardens, greenhouses, alternative energy sources, water infrastructure, housing and shelter, and novel rural community designs.