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Chris Clarke McQueen

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Scholar, Fulbright Arctic Initiative; Chief Architect, Department of Health and Social Service, Government of the Northwest Territories

    Full Biography

    Chris Clarke McQueen is a Yellowknife Chipewyan Indigenous architect from the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation in Canada’s Northwest Territories. He has a Bachelor of Environmental Science and a Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary, and is currently completing a PhD at McGill University in “The Architecture of Traditional Indigenous Medicine: The Design of Health and Wellness Facilities for Traditional Medicinal and Healing Practices.” Chris is also the Chief Architect with the Department of Health and Social Service of the Government of the NWT when not on leave for his PhD research, as well as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, and an EDAC (Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification) credentialed individual through the US Centre for Health Design. Having been born and raised on the traditional territory of his First Nation in the far north of Canada, Chris is honoured to be able to give back to his people and his land through the research he has the opportunity to collaborate on through the Fulbright Arctic Initiative.