Karen Everett is a Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, with a focus on trade and investment in the Canadian North, as well as border security in Arctic and sub-Arctic borderlands. She is also a PhD candidate at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University where her research examines security in the Canadian North, including emerging regional border management issues. Additionally, she explores how securitisation theory and the principles of multi-level governance can contribute to the policy-making process. Karen has presented her research at national and international conferences. She is based in Ontario, Canada.