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APECS is an international and interdisciplinary organization for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and others with interests in Polar Regions and the wider cryosphere. Our aims are to stimulate interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, and develop effective future leaders in polar research, education and outreach. We seek to achieve these aims by:
  • Facilitating international and interdisciplinary networking to share ideas and experiences and to develop new research directions and collaborations;
  • Providing opportunities for professional career development; and
  • Promoting education and outreach as an integral component of polar research and to stimulate future generations of polar researchers.


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MaevaGauthierCoastal and Ocean Research Inc., Canada

Recently graduated from the University of Victoria with a Masters in marine ecology, Maeva is interested in projects encompassing ocean sciences, filmmaking & outreach, and coastal communities. She is currently working as a marine ecologist and outreach coordinator at Coastal and Ocean Resources Inc. Her background is in biology and tourism, and experience ranges from event organization, to fundraising, to educational projects (i.e. underwater webcasting, educational dives), and project coordination. In her spare time, she enjoys sailing, diving, hiking, and doing yoga. Field expeditions brought her to both poles in 2009 to learn about the Antarctic with Students on Ice and study seafloor species in the Arctic with the Census of Marine Life & the Canadian Healthy Oceans Network. Maeva is also an active member of the Explorers Club and has been involved in film production since 2009, which won the TD Go Green Challenge 2011 (3rd national position) and Best Cinematography & Best Editing awards at the UVic Film Festival 2011. Recently, she led a project combining a film workshop with youth and documenting traditional knowledge of the coast in two arctic villages on the North Slope.

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