Town Hall Panelist: Mike Vaydik

General Manager, NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines

Mike Vaydik was born and raised in Yellowknife. He attended Notre Dame and Simon Fraser Universities in British Columbia, where he studied political science, history and economics. Summer employment in mining exploration gave him early experience in the vast bush and tundra of the NWT and Nunavut.

After four years in the petroleum industry in Calgary, Mr. Vaydik returned to the NWT in 1970, where he joined the Government of the Northwest Territories. His work in several departments in government, focusing on community and regional development, led to extensive travel throughout the north. He and his family have lived in Grise Fiord, Rankin Inlet, Cambridge Bay and Fort Smith, returning to Yellowknife in 1991. He joined the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines as the General Manager in 1996.

Mr. Vaydik served several communities as Coroner and he served as Chair of the Keewatin Health Board for three years. He continues to work with children as a coach.

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