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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the network and acts in accordance with the By-Laws of ArcticNet Inc. A majority of Board members are senior officials of organizations other than Participating Institutions, coming from Inuit organizations, government and industry. Subcommittees of the Board of Directors include the Executive Committee, the Audit & Finance Committee and the Environmental Review Committee.


Boucher, Bernie (Chair)
President, JF Boucher Consulting Ltd

Obed, Natan (Co-chair)
President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Braithwaite, Leah
Executive Director, ArcticNet (non-voting)

Delisle-Alaku, Adamie
Executive Vice-president, Makivik Corporation

Dunford, Andrew
Director, Climate Change Secretariat; Government of Nunavut, Dept of Environment

Fortier, Louis
Professor, Biology Department, Université Laval, Scientific Director, ArcticNet

Fortier, Martin
Assistant to the Vice-Rector of Research and Innovation, Université Laval, Executive Director, Sentinel North

Gray, Brian T.
Assistant Deputy Minister, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

Harrison, Peter
Professor Emeritus, School of Policy Studies, Queens University

Jayas, Digvir
Vice-President (Research and International), University of Manitoba

Karetak-Lindell, Nancy
President, Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada), Vice-President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Kelly, Brendan
Executive Director, SEARCH, United States

Kirkwood, Donna
Chief Scientist, Natural Resources Canada

Lafreniere, Melissa
Associate Professor, Queen's University

Paddon, Tom
Chairman, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation

Thomas, David J.
President and Chairman, The Axys Group

Van Dine, Stephen
Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs Organization


Viens, Brigit
Senior Program Manager, Networks of Centres of Excellence


Past Members

Aatami, Pita
President, Makivik Corporation

Audette, Marie
Associate Vice President, Research and Innovation, Université Laval

Audla, Terry
President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Barbour, William
Member of the Nunatsiavut Assembly for Nain

Bégin, Yves
Vice-recteur à la recherche et aux affaires académiques, Institut national de la recheche scientifique

Bishop, Glen Y.S.
Vice-President, Canadian Arctic, ConocoPhillips Canada

Bourget, Edwin
Former Vice-recteur à la recherche et à la création, Université Laval

Corell, Robert
American Meteorological Society and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

Corey, Mark
Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector

Eetoolook, James
1st Vice-President, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated

Everell, Marc-Denis
Former Assistant Deputy Minister-Meteorological Service, Environment Canada

Fortier, Paul
Vice-recteur à la recherche et à la création, Université Laval

Hanson, Udloriak
Former Executive Director, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Itzkovitch, Irwin
Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector

Keselman, Joanne C.
Vice-President Research, University of Manitoba

King, Janet
Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Kusugak, Jose
Former President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (United Inuit of Canada)

Labonté, Danielle
Former Director General, Indian and Northern Affairs

Leblanc, Raymond
Former Vice-Recteur à la recherche et à la création, Université Laval

Lin, Charles
Former Director General, Environment Canada

Loberg, Carmen
President and CEO, NorTerra Inc.

Marceau, Richard
Former Vice-President (Research), Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mayrand, Denis
Former Vice-recteur à la recherche et à la création, Université Laval

Nutall, Mark
Marshall Tory Professor of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Alberta

Paterson, Tom
Vice-President, Fevnav Limited

Peters, Mike
Former Northern Canada Operations, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Simon, Mary
President, Intuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Smith, Duane
President, Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada

Tanguay, Geneviève
Vice rectrice, Université de Montréal

Watson-Wright, Wendy
Chief Executive Officer – Ocean Frontier Institute, Dalhousie University

Watt-Cloutier, Sheila
Former President, Inuit Circumpolar Council (International)

Wojczynski, Ed
Division Manager of Portfolio Projects Management, Manitoba Hydro

Woods, Shelagh Jane
Director General of the Primary Health Care and Public Health Directorate of the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health canada