Brandon Pardy, B.Sc'02, BA'04
Brandon was born to Inuit and Scottish parents from Iqaluit, Nunavut and Cartwright, Labrador. Raised in Labrador, Brandon grew up on the land traveling extensively by boat and skidoo. He is a hunter and fisher and is imbued with a deep appreciation and understanding of Indigenous cultures and connection with northern environments. Attending Memorial in St. John's and Corner Brook completing bachelors of Environmental Science and Environmental Studies, Brandon was deeply engaged in faculty and student administration. Brandon served on student unions - including 3 years as Vice President Executive at Grenfell Campus, as well as committees and councils for 5 years. In addition, he was elected by faculty and staff as vice chair of the Grenfell College Academic Council, the campus governing body. He also served as a student representative to various university committees including the Board of Regents. During his Masters of Environmental studies at York University, Brandon was elected to the Graduate Student Association as Vice President Internal, as well as VP finance of the Aboriginal Student Association and the Graduate Environmental Studies Student Association. Among other roles, Brandon represented all Graduate students at the York University Senate. Brandon has worked with many Indigenous, and non-Indigenous governments, organizations, local groups and committees sharing and developing knowledge and capacity on northern and Indigenous knowledge. He has worked as a federal crown negotiator and policy analyst, and most recently on Parliament Hill as a legislative and communications manager and is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.