Patrons

The Arctic Inspiration Prize is honoured to have support from Patrons. Patrons actively promote the Prize and the Laureates and might help celebrate the winning teams or finalists in and around their regions in the North. Patrons also provide valuable insight and advice and help connect AIP Trustees and staff in their respective areas or regions. Unlike Ambassadors, Patrons are impartial and neutral supporters of the Prize, therefore do not nominate specific teams.

Michel Allard

Michel Allard
Former member, AIP National Selection Committee
Professor, Centre for Northern Studies, Université Laval

Jason Annahatak

Jason Annahatak
Former Trustee, Nunavik, Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust
Coordinator of Student Services, Dawson College

Hon. Larry Bagnel

Hon. Larry Bagnell
Member of Parliament for Yukon

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Patti Balsillie

Patti Balsillie
Former Chair, Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust
Founder, Patti Balsillie Management Consulting

Hon. Doug Phillips

Hon. Angélique Bernard
Commissioner of Yukon

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Hon. J. Michel Doyon

Hon. J. Michel Doyon
Lieutenant Governor of Québec

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Dr. Peter Harrison, C.M.

Dr. Peter Harrison, C.M.
Former and founding member, AIP National Selection Committee
Professor Emeritus, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
Chair, Governing Council, Ocean Tracking Network, Dalhousie University
Vice Chair, Oceans North

Kyla Kakfwi

Kyla Kakfwi Scott
Former Trustee, Northwest Territories, Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust
Former and founding member, AIP National Selection Committee
Senior Advisor, Government of the Northwest Territories

Hon. Nellie T. Kusugak

Hon. Nellie T. Kusugak
Commissioner of Nunavut

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Steven Nitah

Steven Nitah
AIP Laureate, Thaidene Nene Initiative
Former member, AIP Regional Selection Committee for NWT
Negotiator, Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation

Tom Paddon

Tom Paddon
Former and founding member, AIP National Selection Committee
Chairman, Baffinland Iron Mine Corporation

Sophie Pamak

Sophie Pamak
Former Trustee, Nunatsiavut, Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust
Home Care Nurse, Department of Health and Social Development, Nunatsiavut Government

Caroline Sparks

Caroline Sparks
AIP Laureate, Tri-Territorial Recreation Training Project (Recreation North)
Former member, AIP Regional Selection Committee for Yukon
Consultant, C. Sparks Consulting