Proposed Leadership

Proposed Leadership

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Board of Directors

As the highest corporate decision-making body, the Board of Directors has the responsibility to ensure the organization fulfills its obligations to the NCE. The Board formally establishes the Network’s long-term goals, sustainability plan, and envisioned legacy for research, training, and knowledge mobilization.

Contact Role Institution
Joe Dragon Board Chair Government of Northwest Territories
John Geiger Board Member The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Matthias Ruth Board Member University of Alberta
Katherine White Board Member Government of Yukon


Co-Research Directors

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the co-Research Directors will share responsibility for the Network’s strategic planning (research, training and knowledge mobilization), high-level budgeting, partnerships, and annual reporting.

Contact Role Institution
Stan Boutin Co-Research Director University of Alberta
Norma Kassi Co-Research Director Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research

Administrative Centre

Under the Executive Directors’ leadership, the AC coordinates day-to-day operations, schedules, administration, internal and external communications, and events, develops and manages budgets and partnerships, and tracks Network progress and reporting.

Contact Role Location
Christy Urban Executive Director – Operations University of Alberta
Appointment commences Dec 2018 Executive Director – Partnership Development University of Calgary
Kathy Watton Administrative Assistant University of Alberta
Appointment commences 2019 Mountain Research Chair Yukon College
Appointment commences 2019 Director of Programs and Communication Canmore
Appointment commences 2019 Indigenous Training & Education Coordinator Yukon College
Appointment commences 2019 Financial Officer University of Alberta
Appointment commences 2019 Indigenous Outreach & Engagement Advisor Whitehorse
Appointment commences 2019 Mountain Municipalities Consortium Coordinator Canmore