Lead researcher

Priscilla Ferrazzi is a lawyer and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She spent more than a decade practising law as an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario and several years as a “fly-in” Crown for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada in the Arctic territory of Nunavut. Priscilla has a Master of Laws, a PhD in rehabilitation science, and she had the benefit of a post-doctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Kue Young, Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. Priscilla’s program of research, distinguished by the successful marrying of the disciplines of law and rehabilitation science, has been repeatedly recognized by Tri-council, foundation and government funding, and was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Health Science Thesis Award and received a nomination for the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal at Queen’s University.


Liz Dennett, Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Bachelor of Science (BSC), Earth and Ocean Sciences. Librarian with JW Scott Health Sciences Library, University of Alberta.

Michele Chittenden, Bachelor of Arts, Honours (BAH), Canadian Studies and Master of Library Science (MLS). Accessibility librarian at Stauffer Library, Queen’s University.

Research training team

Priscilla Ferrazzi,  Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science (PhD), Master of Laws (LLM), Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts (BA). Assistant Professor, University of Alberta.

Djenana Jalovcic, Doctor of Education Candidate (EdD candidate), Athabasca University, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Science (MSc), Bachelor of Arts (BA). Research Associate, University of Alberta.

Karin Werther, Masters of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BScOT(c)). Clinical Instructor, University of Alberta.

Sharla King, Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science (PhD), Master of Science (MSc) and Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE). Associate Professor, University of Alberta.

Shirley Tagalik, Master of Education (M.Ed.), combined Bachelor of Arts (Sociology/Anthropology) and Bachelor of Education. Program Coordinator, Arviat Wellness Centre, Aqqiumavvik Society, Nunavut.

Arviat Training - manual cover

Ferrazzi, P., Jalovcic, D.  & Tagalik, S. (2017). Reciprocal Inuit/Graduate Student Research Training in the Canadian Arctic. Arviat Workshop Series. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta.

University of Alberta

Film team

Brock Ostrom
Ethan Tassiuk
Daniel Koovanatuk
Jamie Bell
Peter Christie
Priscilla Ferrazzi

Research associates

Djenana Jalovcic, Doctor of Education Candidate (EdD candidate), Athabasca University, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Science (MSc), Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Tinh Dang, Bachelor of Arts, History (BA), Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Research assistants

Alice Soper, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Honours (BSc), McMaster University (in progress)

Alanna Grogen, Bachelor of Arts, Joint Honours Political Science and History, McGill University (in progress)

Emma Camicioli, Kinesiology (BSc), University of Calgary (in progress)

Gloria Song, Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communication with concentration in Political Science (BA), Juris Doctor law degree (JD), Master of Laws (LLM)

Joni Gibbons, Nunavut Teacher Education Program, Arctic College, Arviat, Nunavut

Jenn Redvers, Bachelor of Science BSc in Global Resource Systems (GRS), Master of Environmental Design MEDes

Marsha Robert, Masters in Public Administration (MA), Bachelor of Arts, Honours (BAH)

Martha Pingushat, John Arnalukjuak High School, Arviat, Nunavut

Renee Doherty, Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Ottawa (in progress)

Technical & other support

Brock Ostrom, Graphic Designer

Dawna Bilko, Certified Court Reporter/Transcriber

Linda Potyok, Certified Court Reporter/Transcriber

Nancy Soules, Certified Court Reporter/Transcriber

Nick Arnalukjuak, Interpreter

Peter Christie, Research Communications

Rehabilitation Medicine Technology Group, University of Alberta

Stuart Robertson, Robertson Educational Resources, NVivo Qualitative Software Expert