Jeannie Ugyuk

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Jeannie Ugyuk
MLA for Nattilik
Assumed office
Preceded by Enuk Pauloosie
Personal details
Born Taloyoak, Nunavut
Political party non-partisan
consensus government

Jeannie Ugyuk is a Canadian politician, who was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the electoral district of Nattilik in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in the 2010 by-election. Her riding of Nattilik encompasses the communities of Gjoa Haven and Taloyoak, Nunavut. She became the second woman, along with Premier Eva Aariak, to sit in the current legislature.[1][2][3]

Before politics[edit]

Ugyuk was born in Taloyoak and has always lived there. She is a graduate of Nunavut Arctic College and was employed as a social worker. She has also taught at the Netsilik School in Inuktitut. She has also served on the hamlet council, the board of the woman's shelter and on the Anglican vestry and worked as a social worker.[1][2][3]

Ugyuk is married with three children.


External links[edit]

  • Jeannie Ugyuk, archived from the original on June 25, 2012, retrieved September 23, 2013 . Biography at the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut