Fellow, Circumpolar Affairs
In September 2011, Robert Carson was appointed a Fellow for Circumpolar Affairs in the School of Policy Studies’ Institute of Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen’s University. Mr. Carson had been based in Ottawa as the Assistant Deputy Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs with the Government of Nunavut since June 2004. He also served as Principal Secretary in the Office of the Premier of Nunavut during 2001- 2002, reporting to then-Premier Paul Okalik, and later in 2009, reporting to Premier Eva Aariak. He began working in Nunavut in October 2000, as the Director of Policy and Planning at the Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs. Mr. Carson was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre of Canadian Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2009-2010, and prior to joining the Government of Nunavut, he was a faculty member and administrator at Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario for twentyone years. Mr. Carson holds a B.A.(Honours) degree from the University of Toronto and a Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1976, and remains a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.