Brian Moorman is a professor in the Department of Geography. He came to the University of Calgary in 1996 as the founding Director of the Earth Science Program, joint appointed in the Departments of Geography and Geoscience. He has since gone on to be the Head of the Department of Geography and is currently the Associate Dean of Research and Infrastructure in the Faculty of Arts.
Dr. John Yackel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and is an active participant in Arctic sea ice field research using microwave remote sensing as a primary tool. He is also a co-principal investigator on several national (including ArcticNET) and international climate change projects which use remote sensing for examining Arctic sea ice - climate processes.
Ken holds B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from the University of Durham, England and has worked for more than 40 years in the international oil and gas exploration industry. He has long held an interest in the Arctic and Far North since he worked on geological field parties in the Canadian High Arctic and in Alaska in the 1970s.
Peter Johnson is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Ottawa specializing in mountain regions. His research has focused on the geomorphology and hydrology of the St.Elias Mountains in the southwest Yukon since 1970. In 1973 he started a field course in the region and this has run annually either in remote sites or at the Kluane Lake Research Station (KLRS) of the Arctic Institute. Over 250 students have been introduced to northern fieldwork through the course.
William (Bill) Barr holds degrees in Geography from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and McGill University, Québec. From 1968 until 1999 he was a member of the faculty of the Department of Geography, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, and from 1985 until 1997 was head of that department. In 1999 he moved to Calgary, where he is one of the Research Fellows in residence at the Arctic Institute of North America.
Dr. Stewart received her PhD in geography from the University of Calgary in 2008. She began her polar research work 12 years ago in the Antarctic where she worked at Scott Base, the New Zealand research base in the Ross Dependency. Later, she switched her research focus to the Arctic.