Presented by Fulbright Canada, the RBC Foundation, the Canadian Climate Forum, and CIPS.
Free. In English. Registration is only required for Panel 2 (see below). Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
This conference comes days before Ministers gather in Iqaluit to mark the transition of the two year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Canada to the United States of America and addresses scientific issues of the changing climate underway in the Arctic.
ARCTIC PANEL DISCUSSIONS
April 22, 2015
Panel 1: 8:30 – 12:00 “The Unravelling of the Arctic”
Hosted by the Canadian Climate Forum, Arctic 21, and WWF
World renowned experts will address the most current Arctic research, weaving perspectives rooted in human interest with impacts on ecosystems, local and Indigenous peoples and the economy – all of which have global implications.
Panel 2: 12:30 – 14:00 “Challenges of Conducting Research in the Arctic” (registration required)
Panel and lunch hosted by Fulbright Canada
This panel will consider the physical, fiscal, and intellectual challenges of conducting research in the Arctic. It will present an overview of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, a new program designed to promote innovative, interdisciplinary research, and create a network of researchers across the Arctic Council region.
Introduction: Bruce Heyman, U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Welcoming remarks: Michael K. Hawes, CEO Fulbright Canada
Panelists: Michael Sfraga and Ross A. Virginia, Co-lead scholars of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, and Tracy Coates, Part time professor in aboriginal studies with the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies
To register to this panel, please contact [email protected] by Monday April 20 with subject line “Arctic Panel”.
ARCTIC PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXHIBITION April 22 – 24, 2015
Presented by Fulbright Canada with the support of the Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leadership Program
350 Albert St., Constitution Square Lobby, Ottawa, ON (different location than the conference)
Under the Same Stars (Ulluriat ataanittuinnait) is an exhibit of original photography by Fulbright Canada grantee, Acacia Johnson, who will be present for the duration of the exhibition. The central theme of the show demonstrates that shared experiences in the Arctic, across all cultures and communities, tie us together. Acacia’s work depicts the reality of everyday life during the long winter months on Baffin Island.