Andrew Bresnahan - Anthropologist

Andrew Bresnahan


Andrew has worked as an anthropologist on expeditions from Greenland and the Labrador coast across the Northwest Passage to the western Arctic.

Andrew (MD, MSc, MPH, FRCGS) was born in Nunatsiavut, on the north coast of Labrador, where he learned and practiced as a resident physician. He did his anthropological fieldwork on social determinants of health in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, and currently works with the expedition teams of Adventure Canada and Students On Ice, and as a Senior Advisor with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

A Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the Explorers Club of New York, Andrew has worked as an anthropologist throughout Inuit Nunaat, from Greenland and Nunatsiavut across Nunavut to the western Arctic. An avid skier, climber, paddler, and outdoor educator, Andrew is at home on Canada’s north coast.