Rehabilitation and Culture – People

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Rehabilitation and Culture – People

Lead researcher

Primary Investigator—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.

Project librarian

Liz Dennnett, 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.


Shirley Tagalik, Arviat Wellness Centre, Aqqiumavvik Society, Nunavut; the Ontario Justice Education Network; and the Law Society of Nunavut.

Advisory committee

The Advisory Committee for The Law Foundation of Ontario-funded access to justice research project has institutional representation from Nunavut Tunngavik, Inc.; the Department of Justice, Government of Nunavut; the Department of Health, Government of Nunavut; the International Center for Northern Governance and Development, Saskatchewan; and the Health Sciences Education and Research Commons, University of Alberta. The Advisory Committee also includes a member of the Nunavut Bar, a PhD candidate with expertise in community-based rehabilitation and a research communications specialist.

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)

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

Martha Pingushat, John Arnalukjuak High School, Arviat, Nunavut

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

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)

Technical and other support:

Nick Arnalukjuak, Interpreter, Arviat, Nunavut

Dawna Bilko, Certified Court Reporter, Transcriber for interviews

Linda Potyok, Certified Court Reporter, Transcriber for Interviews

Nancy Soules, Certified Court Reporter, Transcriber for Interviews

Stuart Robertson, Robertson Educational Resources, NVivo Qualitative Software Support