Michelle Kamula

Research Associate

Supervisor: Zou Zou Kuzyk

M.Sc. University of Manitoba
B.Sc. (Hon.)  Water Resource Science, Lakehead University


Research Interests

I am a research associate and project coordinator for Dr. Kuzyk. My background is in marine biogeochemistry and my research focuses on a variety of topics related to freshwater-marine coupling in coastal marine environments throughout the Canadian Arctic, but primarily around Hudson and James Bay. In my research, I use sediment cores to better understand processes and changes in coastal environments over the modern sedimentary record (~ the last 150 years). I am also interested in linkages between physical (e.g., water mass circulation and sea ice-ocean processes) and biological processes within coastal ecosystems.
In addition to research, I run multiple community based sea ice and oceanographic baseline programs around Hudson Bay. I have worked with Indigenous communities for over a decade and am passionate about ensuring meaningful community involvement with all our research programs. I am also responsible for communication within our group. This includes but is not limited to conducting community consultations with Indigenous partners and organizations, developing plain language summaries and reports of scientific findings, developing training and standard operating procedures for sampling and analyses, and maintaining our groups social media accounts. I am also responsible for managing project deliverables, licencing, budgets and reporting to funders.


495 Wallace Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2

(204) 474-7385

Email: kamulac@myumanitoba.ca

Michelle Kamula