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Congratulations Katherine!

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

Congratulations Alison!

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.

Presentations and Resources from Weather and Society Workshop Now Available

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

SUN Team hosts Weather and Society Workshop – March 2022

For three afternoons, March 8 – 10, 2022, a diverse group of northern/Inuit organizations, community members, researchers, students, government workers, and service providers came together for a virtual Weather and Society workshop focused on Inuit Nunangat (Inuit homelands in Canada). The goal of this workshop was to learn from diverse experiences, develop new connections, and… Read More

New SUN Team Project – Decolonizing Ontario Provincial Parks

In Winter 2022 MA Student Kraig Matthews started his research on Decolonizing Ontario’s provincial parks: Building relationships and aligning with First Nations conservation initiatives in the Mnidoo Gamii region (Georgian Bay). This project aims to contribute towards modernizing government protected areas (provincial parks and conservation reserves) by learning about how they can better engage local… Read More

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