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Amanda Graham, BA, Dipl. NOST, MA

Amanda Graham

Coordinator/Instructor, University of the Arctic
School of Liberal Arts
Applied Arts Division
Whitehorse: Ayamdigut Campus

t 867-668-8773
agraham@yukoncollege.yk.ca
Office A2517
Faculty Website


Speaking Credentials
UArctic and its programs, circumpolar and northern studies, northern research ethical statements, past attempts to establish a northern university, The Northern Review

Education
MA, History, Lakehead University, 1994
Dipl. Northern Studies, Yukon College, 1990
BA, History, University of Toronto, 1984

Professional Experience
Graham was the first graduate of the college's Northern Studies program. She joined Yukon College in 1992 as managing editor of The Northern Review, taught northern studies, and served as Chair of Social Sciences and Humanities in the old Arts and Science Division for two terms (1994-1998). In 2004, Graham resigned to coordinate UArctic programs at Yukon College and to teach northern and circumpolar studies and, variously European and Canadian history. She piloted a successful service learning course that linked coursework and reflection to voluteer work with the Arctic Winter Games.

Awards
Polar Studies Undergraduate Medal for Canada, 1990

Achievements
Senior Editor, The Northern Review
Co-author of revisions to ACUNS, Ethical Principles for the Conduct of Research in the North, 1997

Memberships
Canadian Historical Association, International Arctic Social Sciences Association, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

Field of Study
Northern studies, circumpolar studies, history

Research Interests
history of research in the North, the contemporary North, the northern university project

Community Involvement
Member of Yukon Historical and Museums Association, MacBride Museum, Yukon Wildlife Preserve. Former board member Canadian Northern Studies Trust (granting body of Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies). Also dies heritage fair judging and other random acts of social contribution

Activities
Reading, photography,cycling, strolling, digital arts and messing around with computers and web stuff

Now and again a complaint arises of the narrowness of woman's sphere. For such disorder of the soul the sufferer can do no better than to flatten her sphere to a circle, mount it, and take to the road. -- Marguerite Merington, Scribner's Magazine, June 1895