Magdalena A.K. Muir, B.A., J.D., LL.M, is a Research Associate with Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary since 1991, with extensive research and writings implemented in collaboration with academic institutions, governments, industry and northern communities.
Arctic and polar research projects are described on the AINA website, and include significant and ongoing research on sustainable energy development, sustainable tourism, and climate impacts, adaptation and mitigation in polar and mid-latitude regions.
Further information on Dr. Muir's research is found under her various project descriptions on the AINA website, with abstracts and full publications being available in a search of the ASTIS Database and Researchgate.
From 2014 onwards, Dr. Muir has delivered modules on economic development, environmental and socio-cultural issues in the northern and circumpolar region for the Aboriginal Relations Leadership Certificate Program. Since 2004, Dr. Muir is Advisory Board Member, Climate and Global Change with the Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC), leading engagement on climate impacts, adaptation and mitigation for Europe’s coastal and marine areas, with a strategic focus on the Arctic and regional seas.
Since 2011, Dr. Muir is also Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC in the Masters of Science: Energy Policy and Climate program at the Zanyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Muir was appointed as Associate Professor with the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University in Herning, Denmark, and remains affiliated with the Arctic Research Centre and Nordic Centre of Excellence for Nordic Strategic Adaptation Research (NCoE NORD-STAR).
From 2013 to 2014, Dr Muir implemented a Fulbright Scholarship as Adjunct Associate Researcher with the Columbia Climate Center in the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York City; and as a Visiting Scholar with the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration and Mangone Center for Marine Policy in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware.