Jesse Jacobs

Jess Jacobs

Director of the Nunavut Arctic College-Memorial University Partnership

Jesse is the Director of the Nunavut Arctic College-Memorial University Partnership. His recent work involves the business mapping process to harmonize registrar processes between Nunavut Arctic College and Memorial University.

Jesse sits on a number of cross-institutional committees that operate under the express goals of increasing applied research focused on indigenous traditional knowledge, facilitating institutional capacity development, and expanding the suite of post-secondary educational opportunities for Nunavummiut in their home territory.

In addition to this work in post-secondary contexts, Jesse has previously worked in various operational and policy roles for Indigenous, municipal, and territorial governments across Canada. Jesse excels in policy creation and application from indigenous perspectives, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, labour market analysis, program evaluation, and practices in organizational development.

Jesse received his MBA from Dalhousie University, holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Thompson Rivers University and a Bachelor of Arts, Major in English, from Simon Fraser University.

Jesse is a member of the Lisilyoo (Little Frog) Clan of Cheslatta Carrier Nation, whose traditional territory is near Burns Lake, British Columbia.