ArcticNet Student Association

Student Association

General Information

The mission of the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA) is to broaden the ArcticNet student experience by promoting student learning, leadership, research and networking opportunities between students, academics, governmental partners, and northerners. ASA members include all undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows working in collaboration or under the supervision of researchers affiliated with ArcticNet. Students and fellows not directly affiliated with ArcticNet are welcome to participate in the ASA as non-voting members.

The main objectives of the ASA are as follows:

  • To encourage and initiate collaboration between students, and with other ArcticNet members;
  • To foster interaction between ArcticNet students and Northerners to improve cross-cultural understanding;
  • To give students a value-added education in their specific discipline, and to support multidisciplinary training;
  • To promote excellence and fortify the aspiration of students in Canadian Arctic research.

Social Media

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Official Documents

   Proposal for an ArcticNet Student Association

   ASA Charter

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.

Congratulations to Joel McAlister as the recipient of the 2016 APECS Canada - ASA Mentor Award!

His nominating committee put together this video to commemorate his outstanding work over the last 18 years.

ArcticNet Data

The Polar Data Catalogue (PDC) is the public metadata and data repository for ArcticNet and a growing number of Canadian and international research institutions, programs and organizations. For more information on archiving data and metadata please visit the ArcticNet Data Page and the PDC Information Guide for ArcticNet Students.

Contact us

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