The ACUNS Awards Committee (formerly the CNST Awards Management Committee) is comprised of up to 13 volunteers, including a Chair, responsible for administering the Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) programs and for adjudicating the student awards. The committee is made up of up to six representatives from Canadian universities and up to six other members representing stakeholders or interested individuals. Members are selected to represent a variety of geographic regions and a balance of disciplines and expertise that reflect the applications received for the awards program, while also considering language and gender. Members are appointed for three years with staggered terms that may be renewed at the discretion of the ACUNS Board and the recommendation of the ACUNS Awards Committee Chair.


ACUNS Awards Committee

Dr. Pat Maher (Chair)

Dean of Teaching
Professor, Physical and Health Education
Nipissing University

Dr. Andrew Applejohn

Senior Science Advisor, Environment Division
Government of the Northwest Territories

Harry Borlase

Regional Director (Yukon)
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)

Dr. Stan Boutin

Professor, Department of Biological Science
University of Alberta

Dr. Luke Copland

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Glaciology
University of Ottawa

Dr. Anita Dey Nuttall

Associate Director, UAlberta North
University of Alberta

Amanda Graham

Coordinator/Instructor, Northern Studies, School of Liberal Arts
Yukon University

Dr. Gwen Healey

Executive and Scientific Director
Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre