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The U.S. Consulate General in Quebec City presents Eyes on the Arctic & Northern Stars exhibits

As part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Confederation, the U.S. Consulate General in Quebec City presents two free exhibits (Eyes on the Arctic and Northern Stars) to highlight friendship between the U.S. and Canada. Exhibits will take place from May 17 to June 14 at Parks Canada office in Old Québec. For more information, please refer to the event backgrounder.


Institut nordique du Québec - Invitation à la journée de la science 2017

L'Institut nordique du Québec et les Fonds de recherche du Québec vous invitent à la Journée de la science, le 6 juin 2017 au Musée de la civilisation à Québec. Une occasion unique de prendre connaissance de la diversité des recherches québécoises portant sur le Québec nordique.

For more information and to register: inq.ulaval.ca/evenements/


Invitation to a conference - North Water Polynya Conference

The Aarhus University and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources are convening the International Conference of the North Water Polynya on the theme ‘Natural science on the North Water Polynya’ in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 21 to 24 November 2017.

For more information: conferences.au.dk/now/background-and-scientific-committee/


Bar des sciences « Quel Arctique pour 2100 ? »

Dans le cadre des 24h de science, plusieurs projets et groupes de recherche nordiques de l’Université Laval (Centre d’études nordiques, Québec-Océan, Institut nordique du Québec, Sentinelle Nord, ArcticNet et Takuvik) joignent leurs efforts pour organiser un bar des sciences sous le thème « Quel Arctique pour 2100 ?» La discussion avec les experts invités et le grand public sera articulée autour de trois grandes questions : pouvons-nous compter sur la technologie actuelle pour bien mesurer ces changements et leurs impacts sur l’environnement ? ; quelles sont les stratégies d’adaptation pour les communautés en Arctique ? ; devant ces impacts, sommes-nous en mesure d’envisager un développement durable et sécuritaire pour l’Arctique ? Joignez-vous à cette discussion animée le samedi 13 mai dès 19h à la microbrasserie La Korrigane.

Pour de plus amples informations : facebook.com/events/1402067989816508/


Call for nominations – 2017 Weston Family Prize

The Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research is launching a call for nominations for its 2017-2018 edition. Nominees must be active and demonstrate a sustained program of northern research in natural sciences. Nominations will be accepted until May 22, 2017.

For more information: acuns.ca/en/awards/lifetime-achievement-award/


Sentinel North call for applications: research chairs and scholarships

The Sentinel North program is launching a first call for applications for the allocation of 3 to 6 research chairs. Nominations must be submitted by UL Faculty Deans before June 26, 2017. Please note that these new chairs are designed for candidates that are not currently professors at Université Laval.

For more details regarding the call for chair submissions: call-for-applications-Sentinel-North-research-chairs.pdf

The program also offers doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships for students willing to start or pursue research projects as part of the Sentinel North research program. The deadline for the submission of applications for this competition is May 10, 2017.

For more details regarding training and research grants: training-programs/training-and-research-grants


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. Registration opens May 1, 2017.

For more information about the conference: www.wcmb2018.org


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.

For more information: 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/


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