Frankie Jean-Gagnon

I joined the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board team as a wildlife biologist in September 2017. I am working on management policies of various marine species with a focus on ringed seal, polar bears, migratory birds and fisheries.

As a graduate student, I worked on the impacts of changing sea ice conditions on the reproduction and migration of eider ducks breeding in the Eastern Canadian Arctic. Through these projects, I worked closely with the communities of Salliq and Kinngait in Nunavut. I developed an increasing interest for the role of Inuit knowledge for wildlife and biology conservation, and for collaborative work engaging Inuit knowledge, science and policy. Involving youth in different opportunities related to wildlife and environmental research and monitoring projects also occupied an important place in my work.


Academic background: MSc in Wildlife and Habitat Management (Université du Québec à Rimouski; UQAR); Graduate Diploma in Wildlife and Habitat Management (UQAR); BSc in Geography (UQAR)
Contact information: [email protected]


The Wildlife Biologist supports the Executive Director and the Wildlife Management Director in carrying out the activities of the NMRWB.