U of S names Canada's first tenured Inuk professor


Last updated 5/21/2018 at 2:20pm

Karla Jessen Williamson

Karla Jessen Williamson of the University of Saskatchewan.

SASKATOON-Karla Jessen Williamson has been named as Canada's first tenured Inuk professor at the University of Saskatchewan, and one of the few Inuit professors internationally.

Originally Jessen Williamson was a kalaaleq, an Inuk from Greenland. She received her primary education in Greenland, and attained her high school education in Denmark. Jessen Williamson experienced the issues of racism and colonization first when she was young, and the Danish government moved her family to a larger community.

Since moving to Canada, Jessen Williamson has received bachelor's and master's degrees throug...

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