Justin Barnes is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, a Research Fellow at the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN), and Canada Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI). Justin serves as Assistant Editor at the Arctic Yearbook (arcticyearbook.com), an annual interdisciplinary peer-reviewed volume focused on Arctic politics, governance, and security. Justin’s research has been related to climate change adaptation, environmental security, and sustainable development in Canada’s North. His current PhD research is focused on circumpolar governance and human security in the Arctic.
Justin holds a MA degree from the Sustainability Studies program at Trent University’s School of the Environment. In 2019, Justin pursued an internship at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) in the Division for Sustainable Development Goals at UN Headquarters. Justin is also actively involved in the sport of sailing as a coach and former national team athlete. In pursuit of the Olympic Games, Justin represented Canada internationally on the World Sailing circuit as a member of the Canadian Sailing Team for seven years (2013 – 2020).