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Research Management Committee

The Research Management committee (RMC) manages the research program and assures ongoing assessment of all projects in order to provide recommendations to the Board of Directors (BOD) regarding research priorities and budget allocations. The RMC reports to the BOD through the Scientific Director. In addition to the Scientific Director, the RMC is composed of the 4 IRIS leaders, the Executive Director (non-voting) as well as members from Inuit organizations, government and industry.


Shearer, Russel (Chair)
Former Director, Northern Science and Contaminants Research, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Allard, Michel
Professor, Department of Geography, Université Laval

Barrett, Michael
Associate Director, Renewable Resources, Environment, Lands and Parks Department, Kativik Regional Government

Bell, Trevor
Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland

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

Chatwood, Susan
Associate Professor, University of Alberta

Couture, Réjean
Subdivision Head, Geological Service of Canada – Northern Canada

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

Ford, James
Priestley Chair, University of Leeds

Fortier, Louis
Professor, Biology Department, Université Laval, Scientific Director, ArcticNet (ex officio)

Furgal, Christopher
Assistant Professor, Trent University

Gremion, Gwenaëlle
President, ArcticNet Student Association

ITK member
To be determined

Kalhok Bourque, Sarah
Acting Director – Northern Science and Contaminants Research, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Keane, Tim
Senior Manager – Arctic Operations and Projects, Fednav Limited

Laing, Rodd
Research Manager, Nunatsiavut Government

Moss-Davies, Pitseolalaq
Research Coordinator, Inuit Circumpolar Council

Papakyriakou, Tim N.
Professor, University of Manitoba

Roy, René
Director, International Partnerships at Ouranos

Stern, Gary A.
Research Professor and Associate Director, Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba

Sydor, Kevin
Section Head, Hydrotechnical and Oceanographic Studies, Manitoba Hydro


Viens, Brigit
Program Officer, Networks of Centres of Excellence


Past Members

Bancroft, Doug
Director, Environment Canada - Canadian Ice Service

Barber, Dave
Professor, Faculty of the Environment, University of Manitoba

Bergman, Marty
Manager, Arctic Science Program Development, Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Arctic Research Division

Biasutti-Brown, Marina
Director, Environment Division - Department of Lands and Resources, Nunatsiavut Government

Bourque, Alain
Executive Director, Ouranos

Braithwaite, Leah
Chief - Applied Science, Canadian Ice Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Bukowsky, Roy
Senior Environmental Specialist, Environmental Licensing & Protection, Power Planning & Development, Manitoba Hydro

Campbell, Celina
Former Sub-Division Chief, Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector - Geological Survey of Canada - Northern Canada Division (Ottawa)

Campbell, Karley
Former President, ArcticNet Student Association

Carpenter, Larry
Chair, Wildlife Management Advisory Council (NWT) - Inuvialuit Joint Secretariat

Cheechoo, John
Director Environment & Wildlife, ITK

Couture, Réjean
Acting Program Manager, Climate Change Geoscience, Geological Survey of Canada

Dewailly, Éric
Professor, Faculty of Medecine, Université Laval

Dumont, Dany
Former President, ArcticNet Student Association

Else, Brent
Former President, ArcticNet Student Association

Fortier, Martin
Executive Director, Sentinel North

Gratton, Yves
Professor, Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Eau, Terre et Environnement

Joseph, Helen
Former Director, Oceanography and Climate Branch, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Kabloona, Gayle
Policy Advisor, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

Lavallée, Philippe
Environment Policy Manager, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

Lemmen, Donald S.
Acting Executive Director, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Directorate, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada

Loring, Eric
Senior Researcher, Inuit Tapiirit Kanatami

Loseto, Lisa
Former President, ArcticNet Student Association

McBean, Gordon
Professor, Departments of Geography and Political Science, The University of Western Ontario

Meakin, Stephanie
Technical Advisor, Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada)

Musy, André
Director General, Ouranos Consortium

Nickels, Scott
Director, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Ostertag, Sonia
Former President, ArcticNet Student Association

Raillard, Martin
Chief Scientist, Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Robinson, Terin
Former President, ArcticNet Student Association

Scott, David J.
Director, Northern Canada Division, Geological Survey of Canada

Seidlitz, Dennis
Manager, Global Arctic Technology, ConocoPhillips Canada

Sheldon, Tom
Director, Environment Division, Nunatsiavut Government

Smith, Duane
President, Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada)

Vincent, Warwick
Director, Centre d’études nordiques

Jill, Watkins
Senior Scientific Advisor, Environment and Biodiversity Science, Fisheries and Oceans Canada / Government of Canada

Whelpdale, Doug
Director, Environment Canada, Climate Research Branch