Gerald Anderson will be part of UArctic's senior leadership team and provide strategic leadership for ensuring indigenous perspectives within UArctic and that UArctic contributes to the well-being of northern indigenous communities.
"As Vice-President Indigenous, I look forward to developing meaningful partnerships between UArctic and indigenous communities and their organizations," explains Anderson. "I want to explore methods to combine academic research and traditional knowledge in a way that is meaningful to northern communities. I see mobility services for indigenous students as a priority as well. I'll be meeting all indigenous groups across the Arctic and learning how UArctic can assist with solutions to northern challenges."
Anderson joined the Fisheries and Marine Institute in 1987 and has worked for over 27 years in various roles with Indigenous groups in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, and Nunavik, primarily focused on establishing fisheries and marine education and training programs.