In February 2014, University of Washington’s 2014-15 Fulbright Canada Chair in Arctic Studies, Joel Health, travelled to Québec City to participate in the first International Symposium on Northern Development and the launching of the Institute Nordique due Québec. Joel’s presentation was entitled, “Community-Driven Research with Inuit and Cree.” See website: http://www.plannord.gouv.qc.ca/en/symposium-en/
Joel Heath served as project leader for Canada’s largest International Polar Year Training, Education and Outreach project establishing long term community-driven research programs in Hudson Bay. He is Director/Producer of the award winning feature film People of a Feather. Heath has a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in Biological Sciences and broad interdisciplinary experience.