Andrew Arreak

Regional Operations Lead, Qikiqtaaluk Region – Mittimatalik

Andrew Arreak holds a diploma in Environmental Technology from Nunavut Arctic College and is a founding member of Ikaarvik, the Arctic Inspiration Prize winning organization that mentors and supports Indigenous youth to be the bridge between research and their communities. Andrew helped to establish SmartICE in Mittimatalik and continues to be an important member of its operations team in the Qikiqtaaluk region. Andrew’s work on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit of sea ice and safe ice travel with Sikumiut—the SmartICE community management committee in Mittimatalik—has recently been published in the research journals Arctic Science and Arctic. Andrew is also a first aid and operator trainer throughout Inuit Nunangat.