Jack Shiwak

Jack Shiwak

Biography

Jack is a co-investigator in “Mobilizing Mountain Metrics that Matter: Inuit-Led Environment and Health Monitoring in the Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve,” which seeks to  expand and enhance community-driven monitoring systems in Rigolet to track, analyze, and respond to climate change impacts on health and wellbeing. Guided by principles for community-led participatory research, there are four key objectives: 1) characterize mountain metrics that matter to Inuit; 2) expand and enhance community-driven climate-health monitoring systems to reach the MMNP; 3) examine climatic determinants of Inuit health and wellbeing in mountain regions; and 4) promote climate-health awareness among communities in mountain regions.