Here you'll find a list of POLAR's upcoming events and information from past events.

Speaker's corner

Find out what the scientists who visit the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) are learning about changing arctic ecosystems and wildlife. The Speakers Corner features presentations at CHARS by some of the people at the forefront of arctic research.

The Speakers Corner talks take place several times per year. They are in-person events; live streaming is not available.

Upcoming events

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ – Nunavut – Our Land – Nunakput

Date and location

Thursday, November 23 from 6:30 to 7:30PM at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)

Continuous shuttle between CHARS and the high school starting at 6:00 PM


The housing crisis in Nunavut has been at critical levels for a long time, and this needs to change in order to build healthy communities. While policies and programs have been created to help build more housing, the issues surrounding overcrowding, poor health, and the need to integrate Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit also need to be addressed. Come hear interview results from Cambridge Bay about future solutions for Nunavut's housing which include new directions for policies and programs, and share your ideas!

Talks will feature:

  • Arina Nikolaeva (M.A. University Centre of the Westfjords and Polar Knowledge Canada

Participating research Institution(s) or Organization

  • Polar Knowledge Canada
  • University Centre of the Westfjords
  • University of Akureyri (Iceland)


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Past events

Title Description Category Date of event
ᓄᓇᕗᑦ – Nunavut – Our Land – Nunakput The housing crisis in Nunavut has been at critical levels for a long time, and this needs to change in order to build healthy communities. Speaker's corner 2023-11-23
Permafrost thaw and the role of microorganisms in a warming Arctic Microbial communities in the Arctic play a fascinating role in the context of climate change. Speaker's corner 2023-08-28
How do changes in climate and land influence life in Arctic lakes? Climate change brings warmer and snowier winters and longer summers in the Arctic. People, land, aquatic animals and plants are forced to adapt. Speaker's corner 2023-08-28
Understanding Arctic aerosols and their climatic impacts The Arctic is warming at a rate 3—4 times faster than the rest of the globe. What changes are you seeing around you? Speaker's corner 2023-08-17
Diversity of marine and freshwater fishes, Cambridge Bay The diversity and biology of fishes in the Arctic, especially of small non-commercial species, is the focus of a study to inventory marine and freshwater fishes in the Cambridge Bay region. Speaker's corner 2023-08-17
Light Goose Banding in the Central Arctic The Arctic Goose Banding Program is a multi-partner initiative coordinated by the Canadian Wildlife Service. Speaker's corner 2023-08-10
From Hand-lenses to eDNA and Drones - Tundra Plant monitoring in the 21st Century! Arctic tundra biodiversity is currently experiencing threats from rapid climate change. Speaker's corner 2023-07-27
Permafrost coastal changes in the western Kitikmeot Climate change is thawing permafrost and bringing bigger storms. What does that mean for coastal Arctic communities like Cambridge Bay? POLAR and its partners are studying shorelines near Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk to find out. Speaker's corner 2023-07-27
POLAR "Good Neighbour" Open House Not available Community engagement 2023-05-31
Canada and the Antarctic The Arctic and Antarctic are the Earth's polar opposites, but they're interconnected—and both have a major influence on our planet's climate. Canada is an Arctic state and a world leader in cold-climate research. This webinar will explain the links between Arctic and Antarctic research and why the Antarctic is important for Canada. Knowledge Sharing Webinar Series 2022-03-24
Whale population and marine ecosystem biodiversity The arctic undersea world is full of life, from tiny zooplankton though to the gigantic whales that eat them. What does climate change and human activities mean for this ecosystem, so much of which depends on sea ice? Knowledge Sharing Webinar Series 2022-03-23
Climate change research and monitoring The land, sea, and the wildlife they support are the foundation of life and culture in northern Indigenous communities. What do the environmental effects of climate change mean for those communities, and what action is needed in response? Knowledge Sharing Webinar Series 2022-03-16
Arctic char and other fish population dynamics Fish—especially Arctic Char—is a food staple in Arctic communities. How is climate change affecting arctic fish now, and how might they respond in the future? Knowledge Sharing Webinar Series 2022-03-15
Environmental change – snow, ice, and precipitation Climate change is altering familiar patterns of ice, wind, and weather in the Arctic. How is this affecting wildlife and communities, and what can we expect in the future? Knowledge Sharing Webinar Series 2022-03-11
Caribou abundance and migration Across the North, Indigenous people have always depended on caribou for food and clothing. What does climate change, and other changes caused by human activity, mean for the future of these animals, and what can research into four herds tell us about the rest? Knowledge Sharing Webinar Series 2022-03-10

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