UAKN Atlantic

The UAKN Atlantic operates out of the Faculty of Education at UNB Fredericton, New Brunswick. Dr. Verlé Harrop is the Director of the UAKN Atlantic and reports to an Executive Committee representative of the four Atlantic Provinces. Member composition of the Executive Committee follows SSHRC guidelines and includes urban Aboriginal community members and groups, elders, emerging Aboriginal scholars, academics, practitioners and government representatives. Working by consensus, the 13-member committee sets UAKN Atlantic’s research priorities and ensures that the community-driven research they support meets the needs and aspirations of urban Aboriginal peoples living across Atlantic Canada. To date, the UAKN Atlantic has funded 24 research projects.


Dr. Verlé Harrop
University of New Brunswick
Room 150, Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Drive, UNB Campus
Phone #: 506 453 4550

Executive Members

Patsy McKinney, Executive Director, Under One Sky Head Start, NB

Carla Gregan-Burns, Regional Director, Social Development, Government of New Brunswick, NB

Josephine Savarese, Associate Professor, STU Faculty of Criminology, NB

Wendy Wettland, President and Chief, NB Aboriginal People’s Council, NB

Pamela Glode-Desrochers, Executive Director, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, NS

Jula Hughes, Associate Professor, UNB Faculty of Law, NB

Christopher Sheppard, Executive Director, St. John’s Native Friendship Centre, NL

Amy Hudson, Executive Assistant to the President, NunatuKavut, Labrador

Neil Forbes, Community Member, PEI

Lisa Cooper, President and Chief, PEI Native Council, PEI

Lisa Jodoin, Film Maker/PhD Candidate, UNB, NB

Miigam’agan, Elder STU, NB

Imelda Perley, Elder UNB, NB

Member Emeritus Steven Foulds, Lawyer, Steven Foulds Law Office, NB

Verlé Harrop, Director UAKN Atlantic

Anthea Plummer, Secretary and Research Associate UAKN Atlantic


UAKN Atlantic 2017 Events

UAKN Atlantic in Partnership with PHAC, delivered the following Webinars and Workshops titled “Sharing lessons learned from community-driven research supporting urban Aboriginal children, their families and caregivers”

PDF: PHAC UAKN Atlantic Webinar – Invitations

February 6th, Webinar;

February 24th, Webinar;

PDF: UAKN Atlantic Five Follow Up Workshops

February 27th Workshop, Moncton, Unviersité de Moncton;

March 1st Workshop, Halifax, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre;

March 3rd Workshop, Happy Valley Goosebay, Labrador Friendship Centre;

March 9th Workshop, St. Johns, St. John’s Native Friendship Centre; and

March 20th Workshop, Charlottetown, Holland College.