Polar Knowledge Canada seeks applicants for president, chair, board member
Agency oversees the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay
Polar Knowledge Canada, the federal agency that manages the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay, is looking for a new president, chairperson and a board member.
The review of applications for appointments will begin on May 26, and interested candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website.
The available positions are:
- President, who is the CEO of Polar Knowledge, is accountable for its day-to-day management and direction, in accordance with the Canadian High Arctic Research Station Act. The president submits the science and technology plan, annual work plans and budgets to the board for approval, and reports to Parliament through the minister of northern affairs.
- Chair, who is responsible for setting the agenda for and managing the nine-member board of directors of Polar Knowledge, is accountable for ensuring strategic leadership and decision making for Polar Knowledge in accordance with the Canadian High Arctic Research Station Act, and reports to Parliament through the minister of northern affairs.
- Board member, who provides oversight on approving science and technology plans, as well as annual work plans and budgets for Polar Knowledge, in accordance with the federal Canadian High Arctic Research Station Act.
The board meets three times a year, often in Cambridge Bay.
For all positions, proficiency in both official languages would be preferred, Polar Knowledge said.
And familiarity with the “Indigenous languages of the North, particularly Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun, would be considered an asset.”
As these are all governor-in-council appointments, they are not actually conducted by Polar Knowledge Canada, nor is anyone from POLAR part of the selection committee. They are managed by the Privy Council Office on behalf of the Government of Canada.