Nominations for Canadian Representative to Arctic Council SDWG

Canada is seeking nominations for a Representative to the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group's SECEG: "Social, Economic and Cultural Expert Group". Those interested should address their questions and expressions of interest (including biography and resume) to the Circumpolar Affairs Directorate - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada ( and before COB Friday April 28th, 2017.

Invitation à la conférence mondiale sur la biodiversité marine

La 4e conférence mondiale sur la biodiversité marine se tiendra à Montréal (Québec) du 13 au 16 mai 2018. Scientifiques, professionnels et décideurs politiques se réuniront au Palais des congrès afin de partager les résultats de la recherche, échanger sur les problématiques de gestion et politiques, et discuter du rôle de la biodiversité dans la pérennité des écosystèmes marins. L’inscription débutera le 1er mai 2017.

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Invitation to a conference - “Conversations from the North”

The University of Aberdeen is convening a major international conference on the theme “Conversations from the North : Scholars of many disciplines and inhabitants of many places in dialogue with one another, with animals and plants, and with the land ”. This interdisciplinary conference will take place in Aberdeen from 27 to 29 August 2017. The call for abstracts is now open.

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Carleton University - Graduate Programs in Northern Studies

Carleton University is pleased to announce graduate programs in Northern Studies that will begin in September 2017. The purpose of the programs is to provide opportunities for students to learn how to recognize and support wise decision making in the public and private sectors. The programs are intensive, one-year, interdisciplinary, course-based Master degrees and Graduate Diplomas. Students may take MA or MSc degrees.

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Polar Continental Shelf Program Photograph Contest

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017 and the Polar Continental Shelf Program’s 60th anniversary in 2018, the PCSP is developing an exhibit that will feature the history of scientific endeavour in the Canadian Arctic and the PCSP’s role in it. The Program is searching for outstanding photographs that capture the pursuit of scientific knowledge in the region.

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