Kathryn Hargan currently holds a W. Grafield Weston Postdoctoral Fellowship for northern research at the University of Ottawa. She received her Masters of Science from Trent University (2010) and completed her PhD in paleolimnology at Queen’s Univerisity (2014). Kathryn’s postdoctoral research in the Canadian Artic will help to yield an understanding of the biotic (e.g. seabirds) and abiotic (e.g. atmospheric) role in the transfer and concentration of contaminants and heavy metals to coastal sites, and how this transfer from oceans and southern latitudes may be influenced by climate change.