Innovation, Science & Climate Change Staff

The IRC Innovation, Science & Climate Change Division was created in 2016 and has been growing in staff and size each year since its inception. This unit began with one employee and three research projects and has since grown to a team of eleven who lead fourteen major projects within the ISR. The division is organized into three main areas Health/Engagement, Cyber Infrastructure/Data and Environmental Policy.

The ISCC Division staff offices are in the Mack Travel Building in Inuvik.

Director of Innovation, Science and Climate Change

The Director provides coordination for IRC's Innovation, Science & Climate Change division. Additionally, she focuses on implementing IRC's 20s19-2021 strategic plan through various large-scale research, cyberinfrastructure, data and mapping initiatives within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. This includes project management for multi-year and diverse multi-stakeholder programs in the areas of climate change, capacity building, wellness, energy, infrastructure, knowledge mobilization and resource development. Her work aims to prioritize program engagement, shareholder support, information exchange and knowledge mobility between the project team, management and decision makers.

Jenn Parrott

Director of Innovation, Science, & Climate Change

107 Mackenzie Road
Bag Service #21
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

Research Manager

The Research Manager is responsible for supervising all internal research and monitoring activities focused on Inuvialuit social, cultural and economic conditions. He plans, secures funding, manages and evaluates ISCC initiatives to ensure results are applied to operational decision making, planning, programs management and mitigation measures to improve the well-being of Inuvialuit. His key areas of focus include research policy, research unit operations, data analysis and capacity building.

Ryan Mazan

Research Manager

Environmental Policy

Climate Change Program Coordinator

The Climate Change Program Coordinator is responsible for addressing short and long-term climate policy needs by supporting regional/community climate change priorities and establishing a climate change program within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR).  Brian works closely with communities as well as other, partnering, organizations to ensure a coordinated approach to climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts in the ISR.

Brian Park

Climate Change Program Coordinator

Clean Energy Coordinator

The Clean Energy Coordinator is responsible for supporting community energy priorities and establishing an inclusive approach to clean growth and energy implementation efforts within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). She works closely with local communities, and the Inuvialuit Corporate Group, to ensure a coordinated approach to energy development and management in the ISR.

Darby Desrosiers

Clean Energy Coordinator

Marine Program Coordinator

The Marine Program Coordinator is responsible for addressing short and long-term marine transportation, safety and environmental protection policy needs by supporting regional/community marine safety and environmental priorities and establishing a marine safety and environmental protection program within the ISR.  This position works closely with local communities, and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporate Group (i.e. Marine Protected Area Coordinator) to ensure a coordinated approach to marine safety and environmental protection efforts in the ISR.

Tess Forbes

Marine Program Coordinator

Environmental Policy and Climate Change Assistant

This Environmental Policy and Climate Change Assistant is responsible for supporting research related to climate change, energy, marine programs, regional strategic environmental assessment, and data management. This position develops materials which increases IRCs understanding of socio, cultural and economic impacts of regional change (i.e. environment/climate change).

Tyra Cockney-Goose

Environmental Policy and Climate Change Assistant

Data Mobilization/ Cyber Infrastructure

Research Data Specialist

The Research Data Specialist is responsible for ensuring efficient/effective use of data, allowing the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation to better realize the benefits of research and information sciences in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The position enhances existing arctic research data infrastructure and support the development of integrated information exchange for policy development and, where there are economic opportunities, provide access to needed data for ensuring sustainable development, improving monitoring, and minimizing environmental impacts.

Piers Kreps

Research Data Specialist

Inuvialuit Place Names Coordinator

The Inuvialuit Place Names Coordinator is responsible for leading the Inuvialuit Place names initiative within the ISR. This includes program coordination, data collection, analysis, verification, and recommendations for publication.

Mike O'Rourke

Inuvialuit Place Names Coordinator

Inuvialuit Statistician

The Inuvialuit Statistician is responsible for ensuring the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation has efficient/effective access to statistical data and analyzed statistical information to support policy development, decision making and program management. The position primarily focuses on expanding the Inuvialuit capacity and knowledge of statistical information related social, cultural, education, health and economic data.  They work closely with the Research Data Specialist and other relevant data holders to analyze key social, cultural and economic indicators of Inuvialuit populations within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

Matthew Maciek Chudek

Inuvialuit Statistician

Health/Engagement  

QNIHS Technician

The QNIHS Technician is responsible for ensuring the completion of technical tasks related to QNIHS survey delivery. The position works in tandem with internal and external partners, gather information, develop planning materials, coordinate survey instruments and provide technical advice to leadership on the QNIHS delivery.

Pauley Tedoff

QNIHS Technician

Inuit Research Advisor

The Inuit Research Advisor (IRA) can be the first point of contact for consultation on any potential or proposed research taking place within the ISR, whether inside or outside of the six Inuvialuit communities. The IRA plays an advisory role to encourage regional partnerships and collaborations. The IRA also monitors and tracks research internally.

Kendra Tingmiak

Inuit Research Advisor