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nayaaŋŋaq! welcome all!

Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq (pronounced KAY-nuh OOH-loke itch-AWE-key-yuck) is an Iñupiaq from NW Alaska. She is an enrolled member of the Noorvik Native Community. 


(Click on the player below to hear Cana say her full name.)




Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq is an assistant professor of professional and technical writing at Virginia Tech who focuses on empowerment, social justice, and equitable research practices. She is a 2021 graduate of the technical communication and rhetoric PhD program at Utah State University. 


As a technical communication scholar and researcher, Cana combines her Arctic experiences and Inuit perspective with theory and data to develop effective methods that equip others in planning and conducting respectful research, teaching, organizational strategy, and advocacy work.

Her skills include: communication design and outreach, advocacy, intercultural communication, science communication, strategic planning and programmatic development, grant and proposal writing, curriculum design and teaching, and publication design and editing.

For a current listing of Itchuaqiyaq's publications and presentations, please view/download her CV.

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