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Kathy Lynn Young

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Department of Geography

Professor

Office: Ross Building, N415
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 22371
Email: klyoung@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.yorku.ca/klyoung

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In total I have published approximately 64 refereed articles, more than 51 referred presentations and about 94 non-refereed reports or conference papers. The choice of refereed journals for my publications is dictated by the high scholarly and professional standard of the journal (e.g. Solar Energy, International Journal of Climatology, Nordic Hydrology, Hydrology Research), and by the area of specialization (e.g. Arctic, Arctic and Alpine Research, Permafrost and Periglacial Research). My publications in recent years reflect my interest in various aspects of northern hydrology, microclimate and my experience of working in northern environments.

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Degrees

PhD, Geography, McMaster University
MSc, Geography, University of Toronto
Hon BSc, Geography/Biology, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

  • 2015-17 Member of the Organizing Committee (Treasurer) CAG AGM, York University, Toronto, June 2017.
  • 2016 Co-Organizer, Campbell Scientific Canada Workshop at UTM (20 participants-including undergraduate, graduate students, faculty)
  • 2011-2014 Member, ACUNS Adjudication Committee, Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research
  • 2014-2015 Chair of the NRCan Polar Continental Shelf Project Review Committee

Community Contributions

  • 2012 Young, K.L. High Arctic wetland research. Interview with Sharon Oosthoek, Science News for Kids.
  • 2011 Young, K.L. Snow cover survey techniques. Presentation made to Internet High School students, Red Lake, Northern Ontario
  • 2009 Young, K. L. Arctic wetland research-Polar Bear Pass Open House. Nunavut News/North telephone interview with Lauren McKeon
  • Young, K.L. and A. Abnizova. Research Open House at Polar Bear Pass, Bathurst Island, Nunavut, July 19. Highlighted in Northern News Service- Elders and scientists talk about wildlife, by Kassina Ryder. Website: www.nnsl.com/northern-news- services/stories/papers/aug24_09re.html.
  • Young, K. L. Proceedings, 17th Northern Research Basins. CBC North interview with Patricia Bell, August 12 and Nunvavisat News, Iqaluit, Nunavut.
  • Young, K. L. Organized Open House/Community Meeting at Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, Nunavut, August 14.

Research Interests

Geography , Environment, Arctic Hydrology, Arctic Wetland Hydrology, Extreme Environments, Arctic Hydrology

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 EU/GEOG2400 6.0 A The Hydrosphere LECT
Fall 2020 EU/GEOG3540 3.0 A Field Studies in Physical Geography LECT
Fall 2020 EU/GEOG4400 3.0 A Physical Hydrology and Water Resources LAB
Fall 2020 EU/GEOG4400 3.0 A Physical Hydrology and Water Resources LECT
Fall 2020 GS/GEOG5630 3.0 A Physical Hydrology of Water LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 EU/GEOG4310 3.0 M Dynamics of Snow and Ice LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 EU/GEOG2400 6.0 A The Hydrosphere LECT
Winter 2021 GS/GEOG5645 3.0 M Dynamics of Snow and Ice LAB
Winter 2021 GS/GEOG5645 3.0 M Dynamics of Snow and Ice LECT


In total I have published approximately 64 refereed articles, more than 51 referred presentations and about 94 non-refereed reports or conference papers. The choice of refereed journals for my publications is dictated by the high scholarly and professional standard of the journal (e.g. Solar Energy, International Journal of Climatology, Nordic Hydrology, Hydrology Research), and by the area of specialization (e.g. Arctic, Arctic and Alpine Research, Permafrost and Periglacial Research). My publications in recent years reflect my interest in various aspects of northern hydrology, microclimate and my experience of working in northern environments.

Degrees

PhD, Geography, McMaster University
MSc, Geography, University of Toronto
Hon BSc, Geography/Biology, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

  • 2015-17 Member of the Organizing Committee (Treasurer) CAG AGM, York University, Toronto, June 2017.
  • 2016 Co-Organizer, Campbell Scientific Canada Workshop at UTM (20 participants-including undergraduate, graduate students, faculty)
  • 2011-2014 Member, ACUNS Adjudication Committee, Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research
  • 2014-2015 Chair of the NRCan Polar Continental Shelf Project Review Committee

Community Contributions

  • 2012 Young, K.L. High Arctic wetland research. Interview with Sharon Oosthoek, Science News for Kids.
  • 2011 Young, K.L. Snow cover survey techniques. Presentation made to Internet High School students, Red Lake, Northern Ontario
  • 2009 Young, K. L. Arctic wetland research-Polar Bear Pass Open House. Nunavut News/North telephone interview with Lauren McKeon
  • Young, K.L. and A. Abnizova. Research Open House at Polar Bear Pass, Bathurst Island, Nunavut, July 19. Highlighted in Northern News Service- Elders and scientists talk about wildlife, by Kassina Ryder. Website: www.nnsl.com/northern-news- services/stories/papers/aug24_09re.html.
  • Young, K. L. Proceedings, 17th Northern Research Basins. CBC North interview with Patricia Bell, August 12 and Nunvavisat News, Iqaluit, Nunavut.
  • Young, K. L. Organized Open House/Community Meeting at Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, Nunavut, August 14.

Research Interests

Geography , Environment, Arctic Hydrology, Arctic Wetland Hydrology, Extreme Environments, Arctic Hydrology


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 EU/GEOG2400 6.0 A The Hydrosphere LECT
Fall 2020 EU/GEOG3540 3.0 A Field Studies in Physical Geography LECT
Fall 2020 EU/GEOG4400 3.0 A Physical Hydrology and Water Resources LAB
Fall 2020 EU/GEOG4400 3.0 A Physical Hydrology and Water Resources LECT
Fall 2020 GS/GEOG5630 3.0 A Physical Hydrology of Water LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 EU/GEOG4310 3.0 M Dynamics of Snow and Ice LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 EU/GEOG2400 6.0 A The Hydrosphere LECT
Winter 2021 GS/GEOG5645 3.0 M Dynamics of Snow and Ice LAB
Winter 2021 GS/GEOG5645 3.0 M Dynamics of Snow and Ice LECT