Jeannette Menzies, Ambassador of Canada to Iceland
Ms. Menzies holds an Honours BA in Canadian Studies from the University of Manitoba, 1995, and a Master of Arts in Canadian Heritage and Development Studies from Trent University, 1998.
She was appointed Canada’s Ambassador to Iceland in January 2021. She has served for over 22 years in Canada’s Foreign Service, with assignments in Ankara, Anchorage, Oslo and now Reykjavik. At headquarters, she has worked on Arctic policy, humanitarian issues and consular and emergency management. Outside of the foreign ministry, she served as Director of Knowledge Management and Engagement at Polar Knowledge Canada from 2015-2019, where she was integral to the establishment of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Nunavut. Ms. Menzies is a governmental expert on Arctic and Antarctic issues and is passionate about educating young people about the polar regions.