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High Arctic research station offers students glimpse of a life in science – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202365 Views

Mar 3, 2023

Tours for high school students part of new community outreach efforts for Cambridge Bay facility

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay is opening its doors to high school students for the first time since it opened nearly four years ago.

Drive to the edge of town in Cambridge Bay and you’ll find the sleek, state of the art centre for polar research and environmental studies overlooking the hamlet of about 2,000 people.

“This building and the facilities we have here are remarkable, not just for Canada but for the world,” said David Hik, chief scientist at the $188.6-million facility.

Onsite accommodations can host up to 50 visiting researchers at a time. They come from all over the country to study the effects of climate change on the Arctic, biodiversity of the region and issues like food resiliency.

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