Mitchell Sallis

Education: Trent University, B.A., English Literature Queen's University, B.Ed., Education

While at Queen’s University, Mitchell focused on experiential education, learning pedagogical strategies and models to deliver effective education in environments outside of the traditional classroom setting. After graduation, Mitchell immediately entered the nonprofit and educational outreach sector, traveling to and working with Canada’s First Nations and Inuit communities throughout Canada’s most remote regions to deliver specialized STEM and land-based programs. Mitchell also co-managed a large, overnight summer camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. He has spent significant time hiking in a variety of countries and regions, primarily across Europe and North America, but celebrates his thru-hikes in the Faroe Islands, Spain, and Iceland. Mitchell now works as Program Facilitator at Elephant Thoughts Educational Outreach, helping to bring education, resources, and other support to indigenous communities across Canada. He is learning and working toward proficiency in Bok┬Ěm├ąl, Cree, and French. This fall, Mitchell will be enrolled in a master’s program specializing in Polar Law at the University of Akureyri in Iceland with the intention of supporting indigenous land rights and promoting the environmental conservation of the Arctic and Antarctica.┬á