Dr 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. Karen is also a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Canada Research Chair on Comparative Aboriginal Condition at Université Laval. She completed her PhD program at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University where her research examined security in the Canadian North, including emerging regional border management issues. Additionally, Karen explored how securitisation theory and the principles of multi-level governance can contribute to the policy-making process. Karen is also a member of the UArctic Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security and was previously a Research Scholar with the Arctic Futures Initiative at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. Karen is currently based in Québec City, Canada.