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Dalla Lana School Fellowship in Global Journalism, University of Toronto

Paleah Moher is a toxicologist specializing in the impact environmental pollutants have on human health. Hailing from the Canadian arctic, she has a particular interest in the perceptions and concerns Indigenous Peoples have on environmental contamination and land use. She has completed extensive field work throughout the globe to study occupational exposures of small-scale gold miners in West Africa, the traditional medicines used by the Inuit in Nunavut, and mercury contamination of seafoods in Central America. Paleah holds a BSc in Biochemistry, a PhD in Environmental and Chemical Toxicology (UOttawa), and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship on Gender, Work, and Health (UVic). Outside of research, she enjoys photography, trying to keep up with her young rascals, and exploring the beautiful west coast.