Chris Avery appointed WestJet commercial strategy VP following Canadian North departure in April
Former Canadian North president and CEO Chris Avery is the new commercial strategy vice-president at WestJet, the airline announced last week. Avery made the move to WestJet after his sudden departure from Canadian North last month, where he had served as the northern airline’s president and CEO from 2018 to 2022 and previously as its...
John England helped establish Canada’s northernmost park, on Ellesmere Island
Arctic scientist and naturalist John England is invested into the Order of Canada by Gov. Gen. Mary Simon at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Friday. An advocate for Arctic science and policy, England was named an Officer of Canada for his more than 50 years of research on the impact of environmental change on the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and for his role in establishing Quttinirpaaq National Park, the country’s northernmost park, on Ellesmere Island. England was one of 23 Canadians named to the Order this year. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. Mathieu St-Amour/Office of the Secretary of the Gov. Gen.)
Inuk-Mohawk singer Beatrice Deer performs at the Canadian launch of the UN’s International Decade of Indigenous Languages, at the Royal Canadian Geographic Society in Ottawa April 22. Deer, originally from Nunavik, sang a medley of songs in Inuktitut at the event co-hosted by Gov. Gen. Mary Simon and former National Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)
Inuk elder Aigah Attagutsiak lights the qulliq as Anishinaabe drummer Odeshkun Thusky looks on at the Canadian launch of the UN’s International Decade of Indigenous Languages at the Royal Canadian Geographic Society in Ottawa on April 22. The event was co-hosted by Gov. Gen. Mary Simon and former National Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde.(Photo by Madalyn Howitt)
Three Thousand, a short film by Inuit filmmaker Asinnajaq, is projected on the five-storey glass tower above the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on March 16. The film is part of the NAC Indigenous Theatre festival “Qaummatitsiniq nunarjuamit qaujimajakkanik” or “Lighting up the world with my knowledge.” From March 16 to 20, archival images, animations and original digital works will be available for public viewing three times per evening, and they are also available to view online. Other Inuit artists whose work is being screened include Megan Kyak-Monteith, Jobie Weetaluktuk, Echo Henoche and Siku Allooloo. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)