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Feiyue Wang, Tier-1 Canada Research Chair in Arctic Environmental Chemistry.

UM Faces and Spaces: Feiyue Wang

Canada Research Chair in Arctic Environmental Chemistry

February 2, 2024 — 

For our monthly UM Spaces and Faces feature, we’re highlighting Feiyue Wang, UM professor, associate dean (Research and Innovation), and Tier-1 Canada Research Chair in Arctic Environmental Chemistry.

What you should know about Feiyue Wang and his research:

  • As Tier-1 Canada Research Chair in Arctic Environmental Chemistry, he looks at current and emerging contaminants in the Arctic and global environments and how they interact with climate change.
  • Wang is a researcher at the Centre for Earth Observation Science and leads the Churchill Marine Observatory and Sea-Ice Environmental Research Facility.
  • Building upon his pioneering research on mercury in sea ice, his research team is studying how oil spills and other emerging contaminants associated with Arctic development can affect the Arctic ecosystem and human health. Ultimately, his research will provide critical knowledge and tools to improve policies and practices for sustainable development in the Arctic.

Recent honours and honourable mentions:

  • Holds an Honorary Professorship at Aarhus University (Denmark)
  • Serves as a national expert for Canada on mercury assessment for the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program and the United Nations Environment Program
  • In 2021, The Chemical Institute of Canada recognized him with the Dima Award for distinguished contributions to research and developments in the field of environmental chemistry or environmental chemical engineering
  • Winnipeg Free Press: U of M receives research awards

Must-read or Must-see:

Conversation Canada: How we solved an Arctic mercury mystery 

UM Knowledge Exchange-Now You Sea Ice

What’s next:

  • The Grand Opening of the Churchill Marine Observatory (summer 2024)
  • A new major research initiative, “Reimagining Arctic and Central Canada Accessibility through Hudson Bay (REACH)”


UM Faces & Spaces is a monthly feature showcasing the people and places across UM that are transforming the student experience, advancing innovation in research, driving change and creating a lasting impact here in Manitoba and globally. For more stories go to our YouTube playlist.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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