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Fellowship, North

Arctic Governance: An Examination of the Effectiveness of Governing Bodies in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut

Clara Wingnek is from a western Nunavut community called Cambridge Bay. She studied Business Management with Grant MacEwan University and has worked in several fields in the North, including tourism and education. Currently, Clara is a regional finance manager working with the Department of Health, Government of Nunavut. Aside from this, she is a member of the Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship, a board member with the Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committee for Territorial Parks and recent co-chair of the Ikaluktutiak District Education Authority. As a board member with the Ikaluktutiak District Education Authority she worked closely with K–12 schools in her community to ensure that effective policies were adopted and implemented, endorsed the value of education to the community, monitored school plans and provided direction to principals on how to oversee these schools. Her passion includes setting the stage for change in local governance models and is focusing her research in the Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship in this area.

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