Polar Knowledge Canada

Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) is responsible for advancing Canada’s knowledge of the Arctic, strengthening Canadian leadership in polar science and technology, and promoting the development and distribution of knowledge of other circumpolar regions, including Antarctica. POLAR will operate the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus and conduct world-class cutting edge Arctic research out of this extraordinary facility.

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About Polar Knowledge Canada

Learn how POLAR helps build and support the current and future generations of polar scientists, innovators and managers through its initiatives in science and technology and its operations at the CHARS campus.

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) Campus

POLAR’s campus has been designed and built to optimize innovation in Arctic science and technology, while also welcoming local and international visitors.

POLAR research and projects

Learn more about POLAR’s Science and Technology program, research taking place at the CHARS campus, and projects funded by POLAR.


POLAR promotes the development and dissemination of knowledge of the other circumpolar regions, including the Antarctic!

Working at POLAR

Learn about working at POLAR, the variety of exciting positions, and job opportunities.


Find out about POLAR’s Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) and other programs and funding available for polar researchers.


This section highlights awards in recognition of contributions to polar research, and their recipients.

Information resources

Quick links to other players in the polar research community, nationally and internationally.

What we are doing

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The Honourable Carolyn Bennett

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

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