Andrew Chater

Dr. Andrew Chater

Job Title:

 Faculty, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Political Science & Writing


 Contract Faculty





 Ursuline Hall 208

Academic Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, University of Western Ontario, 2016
  • Master of Arts, University of Waterloo, 2010

Previous Work Experience

  • North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network Postdoctoral Fellow, Trent University, 2019-2020
  • Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, University of Western Ontario, 2010-2015

Representative Publications

  • Nicol, Heather and Andrew Chater (editors). North America’s Arctic Borders: A World of Change? Ottawa, Ontario: University of Ottawa Press, 2021
  • Landriault, Mathieu, Andrew Chater, Elana Wilson Rowe and P. Whitney Lackenbauer. Governing Complexity in the Arctic Region. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge Press, 2020.
  • Chater, Andrew. “The Arctic: Stable Governance Amid Melting Ice.” Atlantic Community, August 2, 2019.
  • Chater, Andrew. “Change and Continuity Among the Priorities of the Arctic Council Permanent Participants.” In Leadership for the North, edited by Douglas Nord, 149-166.  New York: Spring Nature, 2019.
  • Chater, Andrew. “An Examination of the Framing of Climate Change by the Government of Canada, 2006-2016.” Canadian Journal of Communication 43, no. 4 (2018): 583-600.
  • Chater, Andrew. “An Explanation for the Growing Institutional Capacity of the Arctic Council.” Northern Review, no. 48 (2018): 51-80.
  • Chater, Andrew. “Understanding Canada’s Role in the Evolution of the Arctic Council.” In One Arctic: The Arctic Council and Circumpolar Governance, edited by P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Heather Nicol and Wilfrid Greaves, 78-100. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Arctic Resources Committee and Waterloo, Ontario: Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism, 2017.
  • Chater, Andrew. “Explaining Russia’s Relationship with the Arctic Council.” International Organisation Research Journal 11, no. 4 (2016): 41-54.
  • Chater, Andrew. “Beyond the ‘Golly Gee’ Stage: The Inspiration of Academics Who Study Arctic Sovereignty.” International Journal 67, no. 3 (2012): 799-816.

Representative Conferences

  • 2022 Arctic Circle Assembly (Reykjavik, Iceland): "Greenland in International Arctic Governance."
  • 2019 Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (Montreal, Quebec): “Interrogating the Varying Arctic Policies of Canada and Russia.”
  • 2019 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (Washington, DC): “Investigating The Influence of Indigenous Peoples in Arctic Governance.”
  • 2017 International Studies Association Annual Conference (Baltimore, Maryland): “The Use and Abuse of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in the Arctic Council.”

Areas of Teaching

  • Political science
  • Essay writing
  • Leadership studies
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Preliminary year

Research Specialization(s)

  • Arctic governance
  • Arctic politics
  • Global governance
  • Canadian foreign policy
  • Politics and communication

Awards and Recognition

  • 2019 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Arctic Studies, University of Washington
  • 2014-2015 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Graduate Scholarship
  • 2011-2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Other Relevant Information

  • Current Fellow in Arctic Governance and International Decision Making, Polar Research and Policy Initiative