Oceans Research in Canada Alliance (ORCA) 2018

ORCA is a forum designed to assemble Canada’s oceans science and technology community with the aims of improving the coordination of ocean-related science and technology (S&T) in Canada through superior collective knowledge, aligned efforts and stronger collaborative ties. The first gathering will be held April 24-25, 2018 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.

Registration information available soon.

Research scholarships and training programs at ULaval

Université Laval's Sentinel North program deploys an innovative training strategy to foster the development of new scientists through several scholarship options, international schools and transdisciplinary training activities.

With key expertise in northern studies, optics-photonics, microbiology, cardiometabolic and mental health, and world-class research infrastructure, Université Laval offers an exceptional environment for graduate students and young researchers wishing to tackle the complex issues facing the changing North.

Several offers are currently available:

  • Student mobility grants (up to $7,500) > Learn more

  • Ph.D. and postdoctoral scholarships. Deadline for applications: April 10, 2018. > Learn more

  • Research opportunities for students (M.Sc., PhD, postdoctoral). > Learn more

To learn more about Sentinel North's training programs, please visit

Invitation to the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

The 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity will be held in Montréal, Québec, from May 13-16, 2018. Scientists, practitioners and policy makers will gather in the Palais des congrès to share research outcomes, management and policy issues, and discuss on the role of biodiversity in sustaining ocean ecosystems.

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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 2018. 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.

Applications for September 2018-19 are now open.

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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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