Jessica Shadian, PhD
CEO and Founder
She has spent the past 15 years living and working as an academic and consultant throughout the European and North American Arctic. Dr. Shadian is widely published; her books, articles, book chapters and other commentary concentrate on Arctic and Indigenous governance and law with a focus on resource and infrastructure development. Her expertise is regularly solicited by Arctic interested media outlets, policy makers, and institutions ranging from the Arctic Council to Northern governments, the private sector, and think tanks throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. Shadian’s 2014 book entitled: The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty: Oil, Ice, and Inuit Governance (Routledge) is the first in depth history of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) and Inuit sovereignty.
Shadian was the co-creator and organizer of the Arctic Dialogue series which brought together state and local political leaders, oil and gas and other industry leaders, local communities, and academia concerned with Arctic offshore oil and gas development to create and increase information sharing about Arctic resource development.
She holds a Ph.D. in Global Governance from the University of Delaware (2006) during which she wrote her dissertation at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), University of Cambridge, UK on an NSF award.
CHief operating officer
Jennifer has spent the majority of her career in the not-for-profit sector and has been working in the think tank environment for over five years.
After completing an honours degree in Anthropology and History from the University of Toronto, she built her career through opportunities that brought her throughout South America and Japan. Jennifer is currently focusing on research around engagement and behavioural change in the tech sector.
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Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public policy, University of Saskatchewan and Munk Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
Former Executive Vice President, Government Affairs and Business Development - RBC
Chief Strategy Officer, Intelex Technologies Inc.
Chief Operating Officer, Nunavut Resources Corporation
Chief Executive Officer, Bridging Finance
President, Pt. Capital & Co-Chair, Polar Initiative, Wilson Center
Vice Chairman and Country Head, Canada, DBRS