Jody Butler Walker

Co-founder and Executive Director of AICBR, Jody has been living and working in the Arctic for nearly 30 years. Jody’s involvement in varied research activities during this time, including contaminants and human health, Indigenous health and biological oceanography, has highlighted the essential role of community-based research in Canada’s Arctic. Jody co-founded AICBR with Norma Kassi in 2007, under the organization's former name, Arctic Health Research Network-YT.

Norma Kassi

Co-founder of AICBR, Norma has been working on issues related to contaminants, food security, climate change, wildlife protection, youth engagement and building community capacity for over 30 years. Norma is a Vuntut Gwitchin citizen of Old Crow, Yukon and carries vast experiences and Indigenous Knowledge that is reflected in her work with AICBR.

Katelyn Friendship

Katelyn has worked with AICBR since 2009 on a variety of projects related to food security, healthy lifestyles, ethics, HPV, injury prevention, youth engagement, building community capacity, and program evaluation. She feels privileged to call Yukon her home and continues to enjoy the incredible landscapes, people and opportunities that the North has to offer.

Molly Pratt

Molly joined AICBR in March 2016 as Communications and Research Coordinator. She works on a variety of projects related to food security, healthy lifestyles, climate change adaptation, and youth engagement and mental health doing research, report writing and event coordination & communications, including managing the website and social media for the Institute.