Jason Dicker is an Inuk form Nain, Nunatsiavut. In 2014, after completing a technical diploma in Northern Natural Resources in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Jason moved to Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador to complete his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. While working toward completion of his undergraduate degree, Jason began to focus his studies around his interest in the area of human dimensions of wildlife management and wrote his capstone undergraduate paper on the caribou hunting ban in northern Labrador. Jason has decided to continue this important work at the graduate level where his research will help identify and better understand the impacts of the caribou hunting ban in the Inuit of Nunatsiavut.
Jason graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Environmental Policy from Memorial University, Grenfell Campus under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Decker. He completed research in support of his thesis entitled “Examining the impacts of the George River Caribou Herd hunting ban on northern Labrador Inuit: an integrated resource management perspective”. Jason has also completed a 12-week internship with the Torngat Secretariat, a team of professionals based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay that provides financial management, logistical, project management and analytical support to the Torngat Joint Fisheries Board and the Torngat Wildlife and Plants Co-Management Board.
Jason is an advocate for ensuring Indigenous voices and perspectives are heard. He works hard to include and apply Indigenous aspects to his research and other academic-related work as a means to indigenize and decolonize this type of field and discipline, specifically for environmental policy.