Jamie Snook, PhD
This “co-management commons” is a website maintained by Jamie Snook, Ph.D. with the purpose of freely sharing community-based co-management resources. The content is primarily intended for co-management practitioners, academics, and students of fish and wildlife co-management. Jamie has spent his life as a leader, researcher, and community development advocate in Labrador, Canada. His work revolves around fish and wildlife conservation and management, governance, health, and Indigenous well-being. He is a proud Labradorian with Inuit and British ancestries and is a member of the NunatuKavut Community Council. The majority of his professional career has been dedicated to furthering Inuit self-determination and reclamation along Labrador’s coast. He is currently the Executive Director of the Torngat Wildlife, Plants and Fisheries Secretariat, where he is responsible for implementing sections of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement that focus on wildlife and commercial fisheries co-management. In this capacity, Jamie has participated in many interdisciplinary, intergovernmental, and international forums and, under his leadership, the Secretariat has grown its research capacity to better serve the needs of Inuit in Nunatsiavut. Jamie completed a PhD in Public Health at the University of Guelph, working with the Secretariat to understand and examine the ways in which fish and wildlife co-management impacts Inuit health and well-being. Jamie is an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University, and the Labrador Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Background photo by Dr. David Borish as part of the Nanuk Knowledge and Dialogue Project.
Quinna Laver is a Research Associate working on the Co-management Commons. Quinna is a highly motivated and accomplished individual with a passion for environmental stewardship and marine management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria, where she graduated with distinction and was recognized on the Dean's honour roll. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Marine Management from Dalhousie University, where she was awarded an Entrance Scholarship upon acceptance and excelled in Community Based Co-management where she studied the Davis Strait Polar Bear Population in depth.
Quinna is an active volunteer and currently serving as President of the Marine Affairs Student Society at Dalhousie University, and formerly an Undergraduate Representative on the University of Victoria Sustainability and Planning Council, and Board Member for the University of Victoria Sustainability Project. She has also volunteered with the University of Victoria Green Team. In her spare time, Quinna enjoys long walks, identifying plants, reading fiction, and many cups of tea. Overall, Quinna's diverse skill set, strong work ethic, and commitment to environmental sustainability make her a valuable asset to the Torngat Secretariat.