This post is part of the Meet the ETCL Team series, which introduces the wonderful people who work in the lab and who have worked with us in the past.

Adar joined the lab as the Acting Coordinator of Operations in March 2023. She provides operational support to the team and helps the lab run smoothly and efficiently.

In a typical day, Adar opens the lab and responds to emails, answers the phone, processes paperwork, welcomes new staff and visitors, and helps out with administrative tasks for the lab’s various projects and events.

Previously, Adar worked as an instructor of Indigenous literatures at the University of Saskatchewan and Lakehead University after completing a SSHRC post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Manitoba on Indigenous book clubs and community work and a PhD in English from the University of Saskatchewan. In line with her research interests, some of her favourite authors include Richard Van Camp, Tenille Campbell, and Ruby Slipperjack. To escape from academic reading, Adar reads fantasy novels and watches true crime documentaries and the latest sci-fi and fantasy shows. She also always relies on sleep story podcasts to fall asleep.

When not working, Adar likes hiking, reading, doing yoga, knitting, and playing guitar and fiddle. She also loves exploring the city and surrounding natural beauty adventuring on local trails. As she has newly moved from Saskatoon, Adar really enjoys basking in the warm weather here in Victoria on the many beaches and local lakes.

Adar is a big dog person, and recently, she has started volunteering for ElderDog helping to walk seniors’ dog here in Victoria. She has a particular fondness for her family’s dogs Forest (pictured here) and Casey who keep her parents and brother company in Thunder Bay, Ontario when she’s so far from home.