Jason Carpenter

Jason Carpenter

MA Student
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario (living in Iqaluit, Nunavut)
Email: JasonCarpenter@cmail.carleton.ca


Thesis topic: Exploring the informal sharing network for weather, water and ice knowledge among Inuit in Iqaluit, Nunavut

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Originally from Windsor, ON, I have lived in Iqaluit, Nunavut since 1996.  I am father to three children all in early adulthood; Hope, Zachery, and Emma; and husband to one, Jovelyn.  I am currently on education leave from Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) completing the thesis requirement towards my MA in Geography.  My thesis is focused on knowledge sharing in Iqaluit, specifically knowledge used by Iqalungmiut to make safe travel decisions.  I first joined NAC as the adult educator for Clyde River in 1998.  Since 2001, I have held the position of Senior Instructor for the Environmental Technology Program (ETP).  I am also a graduate of the ETP (Class of 1998).  I have been fortunate to travel across much of Nunavut and the circumpolar north through my participation in numerous field camps, research expeditions and expedition cruises.  In my spare time, my wife and I love being on the land boating, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, and just enjoying the spectacular landscape around us.

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