Robert G. Bromley, PhD - Director

Born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Bob attended the University of Calgary, the University of Alaska and Oregon State University to become a wildlife biologist. He served with the Government of the Northwest Territories as ornithologist for 16 years, and has published dozens of articles in refereed wildlife journals, and many additional reports deriving from his work for his business Whole Arctic Consulting and for non-government organizations.

Since 1997 he has focused on mitigation of climate change and localized northern community economies, working especially with northern communities. From 2007-2015 Bromley served as MLA (Weledeh), Northwest Territories. He currently resides in Yellowknife with his wife Marianne, and also serves on the Board of Ecology North – of which he was a founder in 1971, and the Northern Farm Training Institute based in Hay River; and volunteers with Yellowknife-based Alternatives North and NWT Council of Canadians NWT Chapter.

Edward Struzik

2016 Ed StruzikEdward Struzik is a writer, photographer, university lecturer, and public speaker who has lived in and worked in the Arctic, covering a variety of environmental and political issues for more than 35 years. The author of five books, his articles and photographs appear in journals, magazines and newspapers such as Scientific American, Natural History, Ensia, Policy Options, Foreign Policy Review, Canadian Geographic, Equinox, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and many of the PostMedia newspapers.

Ed is currently a fellow in the School of Policy Studies, Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen’s University. In that role, he has served as rapporteur for several international conservation and economic initiatives involving Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia and several other countries.

P. Whitney Lackenbauer

whitney greenland ice cap 2014P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Ph.D., is a professor of history and co-director of the Centre for Foreign Policy and Federalism at St. Jerome’s University (University of Waterloo). He is also Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, headquartered in Yellowknife and including patrols from all three northern territories.

Whitney is a prolific author on both historical and contemporary Arctic sovereignty, security and governance issues. His recent books include studies of the Canadian Rangers, historical and legal dimensions of Canada’s evolving sovereignty positions, and Aboriginal-state relations. His current research includes work on Whole of Government approaches to security and safety, northern resource development, indigenous issues, and contemporary circumpolar affairs.

He is currently finishing books on China’s Arctic interests, early postwar polar exploration, the Joint Arctic Weather Stations, and the DEW Line. He is also co-editor of the Documents on Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security (DCASS) series. In addition to his scholarly work, Whitney is a frequent consult to various government departments and non-governmental organizations.

Rob Huebert

Huebert,Rob_PoliSci_Jan2015Rob Huebert is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. He is also the associate director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. He was a senior research fellow of the Canadian International Council and a fellow with Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.

In November 2010, he was appointed as a director to the Canadian Polar Commission Dr. Huebert has taught at Memorial University, Dalhousie University, and the University of Manitoba. His area of research interests includes: international relations, strategic studies, the Law of the Sea, maritime affairs, Canadian foreign and defence policy, and circumpolar relations. He publishes on the issue of Canadian Arctic Security, Maritime Security, and Canadian Defence. His work has appeared in International Journal; Canadian Foreign Policy; Isuma- Canadian Journal of Policy Research and Canadian Military Journal.

He was co-editor of Commercial Satellite Imagery and United Nations Peacekeeping and Breaking Ice: Canadian Integrated Ocean Management in the Canadian North. His most book written with Whitney Lackenbauer and Franklyn Griffiths is Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship. He also comments on Canadian security and Arctic issues in both the Canadian and international media.

Caroline Anawak

IMG_20160301_160853During forty-seven years in the North, Caroline Anawak has worked for Government, Dene and Inuit Organizations, the private sector and non-government agencies, addressing social, justice, education and health issues.

Caroline has been involved in the creation of many community, regional and territorial organizations and is the co-author of the Nunavut Human Resource Strategy and Project Coordinator and Researcher for the National Aboriginal Health Organization’s Inuit Centre Publication “Suicide Prevention – Inuit Traditional Practices that Encouraged Coping and Resilience”.

Elected to District Education Authorities in Nauyaat, Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit and a Municipal Councillor in Rankin Inlet, she has also been a Coroner and Justice of the Peace, as well as one of the co-founders of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. She has worked as Suicide Intervention Specialist and as an Executive Director in many capacities, including for the YWCA and an Elders Society and is currently a Consultant, living in Iqaluit.

Ben McDonald, Treasurer

DSCN2140Ben McDonald has lived in Yellowknife for more than 35 years. He has travelled extensively in the north. Retired from paid work since 2005, Ben spent the last 25 years of his working life in the labour movement. During his years in the north Ben served three terms on Yellowknife City Council, including two years as its Deputy Mayor. He also spent three years as a member of the Governing Council of the Workers Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Ben continues to be active in the community as a volunteer with Alternatives North and the Smart Communities Society.

Lois Little

Lois LittleLois Little MA, has lived and worked in the Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories since 1969 and has permanently resided in Yellowknife since 1975. She is the founding partner of Lutra Associates Ltd., a Yellowknife-based socio-economic research and management consulting firm that was established in 1978.

Her work with Lutra focuses on research, evaluation, and program/project design mainly in the social, cultural, and economic spheres of northern life. Lois has undertaken ground-breaking research, planning, and design work in the voluntary sector and on long standing issues such family violence, older adult abuse, gender roles, youth development, and sustainable northern communities.

She is a sought after moderator, facilitator, and credentialed evaluator by a wide variety of public and Indigenous government and community organizations, and retains strong connections and networks throughout the NWT. She has been a Director of CARC for more than a decade and is the co- chair of the NWT Chapter of the Council of Canadians.

Ryan Danby

burwash uplands variant 2Ryan Danby is an associate professor in the School of Environmental Studies and the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where he teaches courses in landscape ecology, biogeography, wildlife conservation, and ecosystem management.

Ryan is an expert in the study of ecosystem dynamics and habitat change in Arctic and alpine environments, and has conducted fieldwork in Northern Canada and Alaska since 1996. His research is highly interdisciplinary, and he works with government, first nations, land owners and other stakeholders to ensure its relevancy for planning and management.

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