David Borish, PhD Student
Public Health Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College,
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada, N1G 2W1
David is a research-based videographer and photographer who unites a deep interest in research for transformative social and environmental change with a passion and talent for visual media. He graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in 2016 from the International Development program at the University of Guelph, winning the Excellence in International Development Studies Prize. Under the supervision of Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo and Dr. Sherilee Harper, David is currently pursuing collaborative PhD in Public Health and International Development at the University of Guelph. His research is focused on using audio-visual techniques for understanding the relationship between caribou and Inuit wellbeing across Labrador, Canada. In partnership with the Torngat Secretariat, the Nunatsiavut Government, and the NunatuKavut Community Council, David is working with Inuit to co-produce a community-based, research-oriented documentary film about this connection between people and caribou. The film will aim to stand as a testament of traditional knowledge and Indigenous science related to caribou in Labrador, and educate research, policy, and the public regarding caribou conservation into the future.