Social Services, Supports and Wellbeing in Arctic Canada & Beyond (2020-22)

In December 2020, the Canadian Studies Center received a University of Washington Global Innovation Fund Research Award (2021-2022) to build an international team of scholars and community leaders whose research focuses on social services, supports and well-being in Arctic Canada (and beyond). The team will create a scholarly foundation for this new and evolving academic field. Team members will also produce scholarly papers as part of a special issue of the American Review of Canadian Studies, Volume 52.

Project Team

Principal Investigators

  • Headshot of Emma Elliot

    Emma Elliot

    (Cowichan) Co-PI, Assistant Professor, Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development

  • Headshot of Nadine Fabbi

    Nadine Fabbi

    PI, Managing Director, Canadian Studies Center

  • Headshot of Patricia Johnston

    Patricia Johnston

    Co-PI, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Studies Center

Collaborators and Contributing Authors

  • Headshot of Gail Baikie

    Gail Baikie

    (Inuk) Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

  • Ariane Benoit

    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Photo of Paul Berger in a white kayak

    Paul Berger

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Education

  • Headshot of Nathalie Boucher

    Nathalie Boucher


  • Headshot of Christopher Fletcher

    Christopher Fletcher

    Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine

  • Headshot of Wanda Gabriel

    Wanda Gabriel

    Assistant Professor, Director, Indigenous Access McGill, School of Social Work

  • Headshot of Ezra Greene

    Ezra Greene

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology

  • Headshot of Nicole Ives

    Nicole Ives

    Associate Professor, Co-Founder, Indigenous Access McGill, School of Social Work

  • Headshot of Michael Kral

    Michael Kral

    Associate Professor, School of Social Work

  • Headshot of Mathilde Lapointe

    Mathilde Lapointe

    Research Assistant, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec

  • Headshot of Amanda Metivier

    Amanda Metivier

    Associate Director, Office of Youth Empowerment and Education and Training Voucher Program

  • Headshot of Marika Morris

    Marika Morris

    Adjunct Research Professor, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies

  • Joanne Muzak in a furry winter hood

    Joanne Muzak

    Professional Editor and Writing Consultant

  • Headshot of Tram Nguyen

    Tram Nguyen

    Frederick Banting and Charles Best Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

  • Headshot of Jessica Saniguq

    Jessica Saniguq

    (Iñupiaq) Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

  • Headshot of Edmund Searles

    Edmund Searles

    Professor, Anthropology and Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

  • Headshot of Zoua Vang

    Zoua Vang

    Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, Department of Sociology and Director, Indigenous Maternal Infant Health and Wellbeing Lab

  • Headshot of Krista Ulujuk Zawadski

    Krista Zawadski

    Ph.D. Candidate, Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture