Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

APECS held a 1-day career development workshop on 21 May 2014, prior to the International Congress on Arctic Social Sciences VIII in Prince George, Canada. The workshop brought together over 30 young scientists and senior scientists to participate in a series of plenary talks, breakout sessions, and discussions. The plenary speakers were animating and extremely informative. The talks were on managing research (Dr. Nikolaus Gantner) and successful proposal writing (Dr. Arthur Mason). The breakout sessions were fantastic as well, and it was hard to decide which to attend. Drs. Anna Kertulla de Echave, Kathrin Keil, and Roberto Delgado led a conversation on Informing Policy and Policy Makers while Drs. Tristan Pearce and Ross Hoffman discussed Incorporating Traditional Knowledge into research. The workshop opened with a brief presentation by Dr. Gail Fondhal on the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) and an introduction into Arctic-FROST, a new NSF funded project on sustainability science. We all enjoyed a pizza lunch together and swapped contact information on the coffee breaks. Due to a generous donation we were also able to host a drawing for 9 Arctic books. The evening after the workshop we met in the campus bar, the Thirsty Moose, for casual conversation. It was great to meet so many APECS members and see them throughout the conference.


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