Sandra graduated from the Akitsiraq Law School in 2005. Before attending law school, she worked for seven years in justice and policy evaluation. Sandra is committed to language rights and finds her previous work-including advocating for youth and other organizations useful in her current role. She enjoys hiking, cooking, sewing and reading.
Director of Policy and Strategic Planning
Maude has lived in Nunavut since 2008. Following two years of civil law studies at the University of Ottawa, Maude completed a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Quebec in Outaouais, with a major in Communications and a minor in International Development. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Canadian Studies at the University of Saint-Boniface. Maude has held various positions in Nunavut: Coordinator, Communications and Cultural Activities for the Association des francophones du Nunavut; Coordinator, French-language Health Services for the Réseau de santé en français au Nunavut; and French-language investigative researcher for the Office of the Languages Commissioner of Nunavut, where she was promoted to Director of Strategic Planning & Policy in 2012. Maude has been actively involved in her community since her arrival in Iqaluit, sitting on the Nunavut Status of Women Council, hosting many events, volunteering at CFRT 107.3 French-language community radio and organizing numerous cultural activities. She loves to spend her free time with her three children (two foster children and one biological son), as well as to practice traditional Inuit sewing and various other crafts. Maude’s other interests include travel, snowmobiling, fishing, skiing, reading, politics, dance, music, as well as learning about the various cultures around her.