Jacob Coffler

BA, Global and Regional Studies
Jacob Coffler, wearing a dark blue t-shirt and a black cross-body strap, smiles in front of a canal in Venice, Italy.


I wanted to study within this program because the Arctic is at the center of a lot of global discourses. I am interested in the human rights aspect of climate change, specifically the effect ecological changes have on small and large communities. Additionally, the shifting landscape of the Arctic opens a new conversation about trade routes and resource claims, and I am interested in the impact on Indigenous groups and how they are working to promote human rights and climate justice. I am looking forward to engaging with community leaders on the ground in Ottawa to learn about the many perspectives surrounding the melting Arctic.