Kevin graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Master of Social Work in Community Development and Social Planning in 1982, and practiced social work in mental health, addictions, and geriatrics. In Nunavut, Kevin has worked as a Community Social Services Worker (Clyde River) and is currently the Senior Instructor in the Social Services Worker Program at Nunavut Arctic College (Cambridge Bay). Kevin has connected the program to the circumpolar educational world, particularly to Finnmark University College in Alta, Norway.
As a social worker, Kevin promotes the profession and educates communities about social work’s varied and important work. As an educator, Kevin works to improve educational opportunities for northern indigenous peoples and include Inuit cultural content. He is a passionate believer in mentoring Nunavummuit students and workers, and the creation of a Nunavut Bachelor of Social Work degree. Kevin is an active board member of the Association of Social Workers in Northern Canada, where he chairs the Promotions Committee. When informed about his nomination, Kevin responded with typical humbleness and appreciation, wanting to thank his mentors and share this award with all the Social Workers of Nunavut and northern Canada.