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Invitation à une conférence - “Conversations from the North”

L’Université d’Aberdeen accueillera une importante conférence internationale sous le thème «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». Cette conférence multidisciplinaire se tiendra à Aberdeen du 27 au 29 août 2017. L’appel de résumés est désormais ouvert.

Pour obtenir de plus amples informations : www.abdn.ac.uk/uarctic/abstract-submission


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.

For more information: carleton.ca/northernstudies/


MEOPAR - Winter School in Marine Environmental Prediction

The MEOPAR Prediction Core is pleased to offer a five-day training course in marine environmental prediction at the Université du Québec à Rimouski (Québec, Canada). The course will address a broad spectrum of concepts, methods and challenges that are involved in contemporary environmental prediction.

For more information: meopar.ca/calendar/event/winterschool2017


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.

For more information: photoclub.canadiangeographic.ca


Nain in Focus - Mental Health and Photography Workshop

North in Focus is a non-profit organization that teaches youth in Arctic communities about photography as a way to explore and address mental health. The group will be in Nain on October 31 for a workshop developed in partnership with community members.

For more information: www.northinfocus.org

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North American CryoSat Science Meeting

We are pleased to inform you of the up-coming first North American CryoSat Science Meeting in Banff, Alberta from 20-24 March 2017. The meeting will be part of a major international event that will also include the Fourth Swarm Science Meeting and the accompanying Geodetic Missions Workshop.

For more information about: www.cryosat2017.org


Oceana Canada’s Science Symposium - Rebuilding Abundance: Restoring Canada’s Fisheries for Long-Term Prosperity

On October 26, 2016, take part in Oceana Canada’s science symposium, Rebuilding Abundance: Restoring Canada’s Fisheries for Long-Term Prosperity. Canadian and international experts in science, management, policy, law, social equity, economics and Indigenous knowledge systems will come together to help create a sustainable future for Canada’s fish and fisheries.

For more information and to register : www.oceana.ca


APECS Canada-ASA 2016 Mentor Award

APECS Canada and the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA) would like to recognize and honor the efforts of their mentors within the polar science community of Canada. This award has been created to acknowledge the time and energy that mentors dedicate to early career researchers each year, and their efforts in building a supportive community.

For more information: www.apecs.is


Nunavut Research Institute - Call for Proposals

Irving Shipbuilding Inc., in partnership with Nunavut Arctic College is pleased to launch a call for proposals for applied research projects with a northern focus. Its key objectives of this joint initiative is to build Arctic community capacity to engage in applied research and co-management decision making process, develop practical solutions to enhance marine safety and develop tools and technologies to respond marine incidents.

For more information: www.nri.nu.ca


Défi Données ouvertes sur les dimensions humaines

Dans le cadre de l’initiative « Imaginer l’avenir du Canada, » le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH) a lancé récemment un défi sur les données ouvertes. Le concours cible le domaine de défi de demain qui s’articule ainsi : Comment la quête de ressources naturelles et d’énergie influe-t-elle sur la place du Canada à l’échelle mondiale? ». Le défi est mené par un partenariat entre le CRSH, Calcul Canada, les Centres d’excellence de l’Ontario et ThinkData Works.

Ce défi vise à déterminer des solutions (des systèmes, des processus ainsi que l’utilisation de nouvelles technologies) aux questions liées à la dimension humaine dans le secteur des ressources naturelles et de l’énergie. Ce défi est ouvert aux équipes dirigées par un chercheur en sciences humaines d’un établissement postsecondaire au Canada (les équipes peuvent aussi comprendre des chercheurs de d’autres domaines, des étudiants diplômés, des chercheurs étrangers ou d’autres experts).

Pour plus d'information : www.computecanada.ca


New Publication: Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics, and Memory

For indigenous communities throughout the globe, mining has been a historical forerunner of colonialism, introducing new, and often disruptive, settlement patterns and economic arrangements. Although indigenous communities may benefit from and adapt to the wage labour and training opportunities provided by new mining operations, they are also often left to navigate the complicated process of remediating the long-term ecological changes associated with industrial mining. In this regard, the mining often inscribes colonialism as a broad set of physical and ecological changes to indigenous lands.

This collection examines historical and contemporary social, economic, and environmental impacts of mining on Aboriginal communities in northern Canada. Combining oral history research with intensive archival study, this work juxtaposes the perspectives of government and industry with the perspectives of local communities. The oral history and ethnographic material provides an extremely significant record of local Aboriginal perspectives on histories of mining and development in their regions.

For more information and to download the open access ebook, please visit press.ucalgary.ca.


Ressources naturelles Canada - Appel de propositions de subvention: Programme de géocartographie de l’énergie et des minéraux, Phase 2 (GEM-2)

Le Programme de GEM dispose d’un budget lui permettant de financer des ententes de subvention avec des établissements d’enseignement canadiens pour répondre aux objectifs de recherche de GEM. Le Programme vise à appuyer au cours des cinq prochaines années des propositions novatrices en vue d’augmenter la capacité à long terme du Canada en géosciences, et de répondre au besoin pressant de l’industrie des ressources naturelles dans le Nord.

Le Programme cherche à recevoir des propositions de projets qui seront terminés d’ici le 31 mars 2017.

On peut se procurer en ligne le gabarit de proposition du programme de GEM via le site Appel de propositions GEM pluriannuelles

Pour de plus amples renseignements, s’adresser à Louise Laverdure, directrice à l'adresse suivante :