About Us

Meet the Team

Head shot of Ali Criscitiello, a glaciologist working for the Canadian Ice Core Archive.

Alison Criscitiello, PhD
Director, CICL

Alison is an ice core scientist, with a focus on exploring paleoclimate and sea ice history in polar regions using ice core chemistry. She drills ice cores in Antarctica and the Canadian high Arctic. 

Alison's Publications
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Anne Myers, PhD
Ice Core Laboratory Analyst, CICL

Anne is an environmental and analytical chemist working in the ice core lab.

Anne's Publications

Sofia Guest, BSc
MSc Student, CICL/Queen's University

Sofia's focus revolves around collecting snow and firn samples in the Canadian High Arctic. She is using these to analyze weather patterns and glacier mass balance on Axel Heiberg Island.  

Sofia's Publications

Hanaa Yousif, MPhil
PhD Student, CICL/Volcanic Ash Research Group

Hanaa is interested in Quaternary environmental change and volcanism. Her focus is the analysis of volcanic ash to facilitate the dating and correlation of paleoclimate archives. 

Bonnie Hamilton, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, CICL/Environment and Climate Change Canada

Bonnie is an ecotoxicologist exploring the fate and effects of emerging contaminants in aquatic ecosystems with a large focus in the Arctic.  

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Martin Sharp, PhD
(emeritus), CICL

Martin is a glaciologist with particular interests in interactions between glaciers and the climate system, as well as hydrochemical processes in glacial environments.

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past members

Jinhwa Shin, Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI)
Siobhan Killingbeck 

Research Highlights



Devon Island,
Investigating the subglacial lakes on the Devon Ice Cap and their potential for life
Ellesmere Island,
Investigating temporal trends of emerging pollutant and mercury deposition through ice core sampling on northern Ellesmere Island
Axel Heiberg Island,
Drilling on the island to study the history of sea ice variability in the area west of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Mount Logan,
The Yukon Territory
Re-drilling of the Mount Logan summit plateau ice core, a high-resolution record of Pacific climate variability
Columbia Icefield,
Western Canada
Deep ice coring on the icefield (Snow Dome) to investigate contaminant burdens stored in the ice which may be increasingly released in the warming climate, and to explore the recent history of black carbon deposition on the icefield from major forest fires in western Canada

Contact CICL

Alison Criscitiello, CICL Director
Office Phone: 780-492-0867
E-mail: crisciti@ualberta.ca

Anne Myers, Ice Core Laboratory Analyst
Office Phone: 780-492-0867
E-mail: almyers@ualberta.ca

Mailing Address
Canadian Ice Core Lab (CICL)
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Faculty of Science, University of Alberta
1-09 South Academic Building (SAB)
116th St & 85 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2R3