Viventem Science Support Agency


Elise Imbeau

Cambridge Bay, NU
Co-founder / Biologist / Head Guide / Graphic designer
Elise Imbeau, co-owner of Viventem.

Elise is a biologist, guide and graphic designer. She completed her MSc degree in limnology (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)), studying the composition of boreal and arctic lake ice.

Her projects made her travel and work in Nunavik (northern Québec) and Nunavut, on Baffin Island, Ellesmere Island and in the Kitikmeot region.

Her fields of expertise are:

(1) sampling planning and management: reviewing and adapting protocols, sampling planning, sample collection, measurements and data, laboratory work*, data entry and organization;

(2) science communication.

*Elise has WHMIS 2015 training, TDG 101 training – Transportation of dangerous goods – Carrier and Handler and Radiation Protection training (UQAC 2017)

Gabriel Ferland

Cambridge Bay, NU

Co-founder/ Head Guide / Instructor

Gabriel Ferland, co-owner of Viventem.

Gabriel has been guiding for 10 years. In the touristic industry, he led groups in dog sledding tours, mountain trekking, sea kayaking, cross-country skiing, whitewater canoeing, snowmobiling, boating and ATV tours. He specialized his guiding services for Arctic science research teams for 3 years now.

The Canadian Arctic is his playground and his chosen home. His various contracts brought him to Nunavik (northern Quebec) and Nunavut, on Baffin Island, Ellesmere Island and in the Kitikmeot region.

His desire for discoveries and exploration led him to specialize in first aid in remote areas. He is a Sirius instructor for first aid training in remote areas (20h, 40h, 80h) as well as the defense against wild predators (DPS) course (see training offered). He is also a remote emergency medical technician (REMT) and medical person-in-charge (MPI).

His fields of expertise are:

(1) planning and leading long-duration expeditions;

(2) health and safety in remote areas.

We are able to meet the needs of our clients thanks to collaboration with competent and reliable Nunavummiut. Their help makes all the difference, especially during the busy summer sampling season.

Carter Lear

Cambridge Bay, NU

Field Support

Amory Wood

Cambridge Bay, NU

Field  Support

Emily Koide

Cambridge Bay, NU

Field  Support

Janine Angohaitok (EHTO)

Cambridge Bay, NU

Field  Support

Shawn Marriot (EHTO)

Cambridge Bay, NU

Field Support

Étienne Lanoue

Saint-Michel-des-Saints, QC

Volunteer Intern, Summer 2022

Liam Mulgrew

Kugluktuk, NU

Field Support

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