Staff

Chelsee Arbour
Chelsee Arbour
Project Coordinator, Research Support & Advancement | School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies

Chelsee Arbour, PhD candidate (Settler, she/her), is an archaeologist and cultural heritage researcher who focuses on narrative construction, researcher positionality, and most importantly collaborative knowledge mobilization. She utilizes relational approaches to research to better understand how differing narrative practices story, engage with, and understand Indigenous histories of the ‘deep past’, centering community voices within the larger discourse of how the past is brought into being in the present. Read more...

E: c.arbour@mun.ca |

Garry Best
Garry Best
Senior Labrador Advisor

Garry Best was born and raised in Happy Valley, Labrador, and is a Nunatsiavut beneficiary. Garry enjoyed a 23 year career in the Canadian Forces. He initially enrolled in 1982 as an Air Force trainee and then re-enrolled in 1984 as a Maritime Engineering Officer. He received a Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op) in Naval Architecture from Memorial University in 1989. He then continued his studies in the United Kingdom and was a successful graduate (with Distinction) of the Foreign and Commonwealth Constructors Course at the Royal Naval Engineering College in Manadon, England. This was followed by a post graduate Diploma in Naval Architecture and a submarine design course at University College London. Read more...

E: garry.best@mun.ca |

Ashley Holloway
Ashley Holloway
Labrador Campus Assistant Registrar | Labrador Campus & Nunavut Arctic College Partnership

Ashley (Settler, she/her) is an assistant registrar dedicated to the Labrador Campus and the University’s partnership with Nunavut Arctic College. Ashley is a two-time graduate of Memorial with a bachelor of arts and master of education in post-secondary studies. She is passionate about the student experience and has worked with learners during every step of their Memorial journey. Read more...

E: lc_registrar@mun.ca |

Mckenzie Hutchings
Mckenzie Hutchings
Student Recruitment, Retention, & Relationships Officer | School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies

Mckenzie Hutchings (she/her) is a member of the NunatuKavut Community Council and spent her childhood in the communities of Nain and North West River. She is a recent graduate of Memorial University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Geography and minoring in Sociology. Mckenzie's professional experience includes working with youth across the province in education and extracurricular environments. She is a strong advocate for other youth living in rural areas and understands many of the challenges that rural living causes for youth in Labrador. Read more...

E: mckenzie.hutchings@mun.ca |

Jamie Jackman
Jamie Jackman
Program Coordinator, Community Connections & Education | Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems

Jamie Jackman is a Nunatsiavut Beneficiary who grew up between the communities of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Hopedale, Labrador. He studied Anthropology at the University of Prince Edward Island and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts. He then went on to work mainly with Indigenous organizations in areas related to community-based research, youth programming, food security, and more, including the Native Council of Prince Edward Island, Sivunivut Inuit Community Corporation, and the Labrador Friendship Centre. Read more...

E: jamie.jackman@mun.ca |

Willa Neilsen
Willa Neilsen
Labrador Climate Specialist, CLIMAtlantic | Labrador Campus

Willa Neilsen (Settler, she/her) is based at the Labrador Campus as the Labrador Climate Specialist for CLIMAtlantic. The CLIMAtlantic team works across Atlantic Canada to support incorporating data and projections into decision-making. Willa works with a variety of stakeholders in Labrador to help them access, understand, and use context-appropriate climate data and projections.  Read more...

E: willa.neilsen@climatlantic.ca |

Rachel Snelgrove
Rachel Snelgrove
Farm Associate | Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems

Rachel is an Indigenous undergraduate student at Memorial University studying a Bachelor of Biology with a concentration in Applied Ecology and Conservation. Taking a break from Memorial to study at Academy Canada’s Greenhouse Production program piqued Rachel’s interest to continue her studies at Memorial focusing on food security.Being born in Happy Valley-Goose Bay has enhanced Rachel’s passion in the deliverance of Northern food security and sustainability for her home region. She understands the climate and the challenges of importing nutritional food to the North and has embarked on a path to make changes so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of eating healthy. Read more...

E: rmnsnelgrove@mun.ca |