Facilitators Profile

John Crump works for GRID-Arendal, a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme. He focuses on the rapid changes taking place at the poles and the implications this has for the rest of the planet. John's academic background is in journalism, communications, history and political economy and has a Bachelor of Journalism and a master's degree in Canadian Studies from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He has worked in newspapers and as a radio journalist and producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, served as Cabinet Communications Advisor in the Yukon Premier’s office, done policy and research for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and was Government Relations Manager for the Nunavut Planning Commission. He was also Executive Director of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC) and Executive Secretary of the Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat in Copenhagen, Denmark. John has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on Arctic issues at Carleton University and at the University of Trier in Germany. He can be reached at.