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Team researching northern shipping routes gets Governor General award – Nunatsiaq News

May 11, 2021 Youth from 7 Nunavut communities take part in research A group of Arctic researchers have been recognized on a national scale with a Governor General’s Innovation Award for including traditional Inuit knowledge in their work on new shipping routes in the North. The researchers behind the Arctic Corridors Research Project consulted with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 20219 Views

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United Kingdom-Canada Inuit Nunangat and Arctic Region Research Programme will support Inuit self-determination in research

From: Polar Knowledge Canada Ottawa, Ontario, May 7, 2021 – Today, we are announcing that a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in support of the United Kingdom-Canada Inuit Nunangat and Arctic Region Research Programme was signed by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, United Kingdom Research and Innovation, POLAR Knowledge Canada, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202158 Views

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Arctic program news update

From: National Research Council Canada Increasing the quality of life for Northerners through research The NRC’s Arctic program continues to expand and address opportunities and challenges through our 4 main research streams: northern transportation; marine safety; resource development; and community infrastructure. The aim of the program is to support sustainable and low‑impact development of the North, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202127 Views

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Minister Vandal and Minister Akeeagok announce investment in Nunavut research project to address the impacts of climate change on northern transportation infrastructure

From: Transport Canada March 3, 2021               Ottawa              Transport Canada Climate change affects the North more than any other part of Canada and threatens the efficiency, safety and reliability of northern transportation. Improving our understanding of how to make the northern transportation system more resilient to the effects of climate change is important given the key […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202147 Views

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New research demonstrates crucial role of World Heritage marine sites in fighting climate change

25/02/2021 UNESCO today released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites’ blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats. While these sites represent less than 1% of the world’s oceans, they host at least 21% of the world’s blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world’s blue […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 2021115 Views

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Online seminar: Indigenous Health Research Ethics in the Arctic

Organized on Tuesday 9 March, 2021 at 18:00 – 19:30 (UTC +1), the seminar brings together Indigenous health research experts from across the Circumpolar North to highlight and discuss the diversity and challenges found within and between different systems. The need to establish systems to secure ethical research practices in the Arctic, especially as it […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202141 Views

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Baseline evaluation of Yukon’s Science Strategy complete

In January 2016, the Government of Yukon released its Science Strategy. The strategy outlines the government’s vision and goals to develop and manage scientific knowledge in Yukon while establishing a long-term approach to develop and invest in science in order to support evidence-based decision making. The goals of the strategy support best practices in: collecting; […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 202076 Views

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Environment ripe to pressure Ottawa on elder care for territory, says author of academic paper – Nunavut News

December 17, 2020 One silver lining within the dark cloud of Covid-19 is that it has cast the spotlight upon the lack of health-care facilities and the vulnerability of remote indigenous communities in Canada, said Rankin Inlet’s Mark Macneill. Macneill said long-term-elder-care facilities on the horizon for Rankin Inlet (Level 3 or Level 4, 24 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 202064 Views

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COVID-19 Recovery Research Program launched

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada November 27, 2020—Ottawa and Whitehorse – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Today, the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon announced a research program that focusses on gathering the unique information needed to support Yukon’s strategic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202057 Views

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Government of Canada invests in science to better understand and protect marine ecosystems in the Arctic

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada November 5, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Arctic waters are imperative to the livelihoods, culture, and identity of Nunavut Inuit. The Government of Canada is working in partnership to protect these ecosystems for future generations. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface-Saint Vital, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 202077 Views

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