Alejandro Alvarez (he/him) is a volunteer of NSERC Permafrost Net’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee and a master’s student at the University of Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Alberta.
Alejandro’s primary research focuses on continuous, ice-rich permafrost and ground hazards along the newly developed Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway in collaboration with the NWT Geological Survey. Hopefully, Alejandro’s work will aid the NWT Department of Infrastructure in highlighting and establishing a geological permafrost map illustrating underlying features susceptible to thaw along the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway. Lastly, Alejandro has been fortunate enough to have three years of experience across the Yukon and Northwest Territories focused on the characterization of permafrost in field and laboratory settings.