Nunavut’s new chief public health officer looks forward to taking on northern challenges – CBC

Dec 08, 2022

‘I was really touched by the warmth of the people,’ says Dr. Sean Wachtel, who has worked in Nunavut before

Nunavut’s incoming chief public health officer says he’s looking forward to tackling some of the challenges in the territory.

Late last month, the Department of Health announced Dr. Sean Wachtel would be taking over for Dr. Michael Patterson as the territory’s top doctor. Wachtel has worked clinically in some Nunavut communities in the past.

Wachtel spoke with Qulliq host Eli Qaqqasiq-Taqtu this week about his new role.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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