Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

APECS is organizing the International Polar Week from March 20-26, 2017. Polar Week is a series of international events with the goal of promoting the science that takes place in polar latitudes, and educating the public about all things polar. The theme of this year's Polar Week is “People of the Poles: Human Use and Appreciation of Earth’s Polar Regions.” On the spring equinox we are hosting an online panel discussion to discuss the nuances, challenges, and successes of working in collaboration with Indigenous people and the role of Traditional Knowledge in northern research.

APECS Polar Week Panel Discussion: Working in Collaboration with Indigenous People and the Role of Traditional Knowledge in Northern Research

Details: Tuesday, March 21, 16:00 - 18:00 GMT

Current Panelists:

  • Dr. David Atkinson, professor at Ryerson University who works closely with the community of Baker Lake, Nunavut.
  • Kaare Erickson, Community Liason and Nagruk Harcharek, Science General Manager from Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation in Barrow, Alaska
  • Vicki Sahanatien, Arctic Ecologist, Iqaluit, NU, Canada

To register:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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