Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Wilson on completing your PhD and all your tremendous work with Andrew Arreak, Sikumiut, and SmartICE in Mittimatalik! Katherine and Andrew were leading the project on sea ice safety in Mittimatalik. Her dissertation is titled “The Sikumiut Model: A cross-cultural decolonizing research approach for sea ice travel safety in Mittimatalik, Nunavut”… Read More
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StraightUpNorth is a site designed to share our team efforts and progress in community-engaged research for northern sustainability.
We are an interdisciplinary research group working to address northern community priorities, dedicated to learning from Indigenous knowledge and supporting Indigenous self-determination in research. Our cross-cultural research team is guided by northern community partners and protocols throughout all stages of a project. Our research aims to enhance societal and ecological well-being in ways that advance our understandings of human-environment interactions, benefit community partners, and contribute to policy and decision-making.
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Congratulations to Alison Perrin on her award-winning Arctic Frontiers 2022 poster! Alison’s poster on Understanding research policy and practice through the lived experiences of northern researchers won the APECS Early Career Science award. Alison’s PhD research also contributes to the broader Northern Research Policy and Practice project.
Presentation Videos and Resources from the virtual Weather & Society Workshop focused on Inuit Nunangat have now been updated and are available at: https://straightupnorth.ca/march2022-presentations/ Over 3 afternoons (March 8-10, 2022), this gathering brought together close to 120 community members, northern/Inuit organizations, researchers, and service providers. The goal was to learn from diverse experiences, and develop… Read More