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Rebecca Mearns


MA Student and Qikiqtani Inuit Association

Rebecca (Becky) is originally from Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), Nunavut, spent her childhood in Scotland and is now living in Ottawa. After graduating from Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) in 2002, Becky spent four years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police working in communities throughout Nunavut. She left the RCMP in 2007 to pursue her education. In 2011 she received honours BA from Carleton University majoring in Sociology and a double minor in aboriginal studies and law.

Rebecca began her MA program in Geography at Carleton in 2011, but took a leave of absence (Sep 2012 - Apr 2014) to work as an Instructor at Nunavut Sivuniksavut.  She has continued to make important contributions to the Gjoa Haven caribou project while teaching at NS, and returned to her MA research part-time in May, 2014.  She took on a position in Iqaluit with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association in September, 2015, and continues to work on her MA part-time.

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Qikiqtani Inuit Association

Iqaluit, Nunavut