2017-2019 POLAR Funded Projects List

42 Science and Technology and Knowledge Management projects across Canada’s North were chosen to receive funding as a result of POLAR’s 2017-2019 Competitive Funding Process.

Science and Technology
Knowledge Management and Engagement

Distribution of POLAR-funded projectsDistribution of POLAR-funded projects

Science and Technology

PROJECT INSTITUTION 2017-2018 2018-2019

CAT-TRAIN: Canadian Arctic Tidal Transect Research and Infrastructure Network

Arctic Research Foundation

$125,400

$100,000

The state of Northwest Territories country food systems: Planning for long-term sustainability

Aurora College

$138,000

$112,000

Improving Canada’s climate change projections by incorporating Arctic shrub feedbacks

Carleton University

$150,351

$124,996

Gamètì Diesel Use Reduction Strategy

Community Government of Gamèti

$55,000

$25,000

Laboratory testing of a cross-flow turbine in super-cooled water

Énergies Marines Renouvelables Québécoises

$250,906

$0

Kitikmeot wolverine monitoring - non-invasive and community-based initiative

Government of Nunavut

$40,000

$30,000

Gwich’in Tribal Council’s multi-use on-the-land centre energy upgrade andtraining project

Gwich’in Tribal Council

$103,950

$46,380

Arviat Wind + Solar Resource Assessment

Hamlet of Arviat

$120,000

$0

Valorisation et diffusion des informations environnementales du réseau CAIMAN (CAméras aux Infrastructures Maritimes du Nunavik)

Institut National de la recherche scientifique

$113,655

$95,457

Lutsel K’e diesel use reduction strategy

Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation

$55,000

$25,000

What mechanisms drive habitat choice by caribou? – A resource selection function approach using Traditional Knowledge, remote sensing and field surveys

Environmental Resource Management

$125,000

$100,000

Nunavut metals management program demonstration project: Environmental risk mitigation, legacy metal waste reduction, and community training in Cape Dorset, Nunavut

Qikiqtaaluk Business Development Corporation

$279,200

$30,000

Achieving benefits through greywater treatment and reuse in Northern buildings and communities

Terragon Environmental Technologies, Inc.

$187,600

$86,200

Small scale primary sawmill and district biomass heating initiative

Teslin Tlingit Council

$362,082

$0

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit study into impacts of snow goose overpopulation on land, animals and people near Coral Harbour and Arviat, Nunavut

Kivalliq Wildlife Board

$79,230

$59,800

Ecological monitoring in the North Baffin region: open-access data diffusion, technological innovations, and development of new community partnerships

Université Laval

$86,365

$163,415

Migrations of sea run Arctic char in a changing Arctic: Integrating acoustic telemetry, physiology, and genomics

Université Laval

$128,935

$146,231

The Arctic Zoonoses Network: a community-centred monitoring network for vector-borne diseases and wildlife zoonosis in a changing Arctic

Université de Montréal

$106,007

$143,980

Ecosystem health of Arctic freshwaters

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

$125,450

$149,615

Development of a multi-scale cryosphere monitoring network for the Kitikmeot region and Northwest Territories using modelling and remote sensing

Université du Québec à Sherbrooke

$160,718

$113,333

Impacts of climate change on wildfire risk in boreal forests in the Northwest Territories

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

$132,495

$117,495

Cryosphere-climate monitoring at Kluane Lake Research Station, Yukon

University of Calgary

$135,784

$113,807

The DEW-line for caribou and muskox health: Generating, integrating, and mobilizing local, traditional and scientific knowledge for pro-active wildlife management

University of Calgary

$147,875

$124,775

Community-driven sea ice and ocean research in the contrasting coastal domains of Hudson Bay

University of Manitoba

$88,320

$161,575

Multi-scale remote sensing of sea ice in the Kitikmeot Sea: Utilizing new Earth observation constellation missions for monitoring and predicting sea ice conditions

University of Victoria

$110,400

$119,025

Wastewater in the Canadian North: Mitigating ecotoxicological risks for sustainable growth

University of Winnipeg

$125,000

$125,000

Old Crow Solar Project

Vuntut Gwitchin Government

$630,025

$0

Tłı̨chǫ Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring Program

Wek’èezhìı Renewable Resources Board

$0

$74,790

Consortium for Permafrost Ecosystems in Transition

Wilfrid Laurier University

$125,000

$125,000

Mapping permafrost vulnerability in Vuntut Gwitchin Traditional Territory: Climate change impacts on landscapes and hydrology

Yukon College

$125,000

$125,000

Knowledge Management and Engagement

PROJECT INSTITUTION 2017-2018 2018-2019

Mobilizing knowledge for developing Indigenous community champions for climate change adaptation in Yukon

Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research

$125,000

$125,000

Education and outreach to support the development of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) opportunities for youth in the Beaufort Delta region, NWT

Aurora College

$97,750

$97,750

Food security and sustainable fishery development: Seasonal and spatial variations in hunting and fishing in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut

Carleton University

$110,285

$116,748

Growing North

Growing North

$546,050

$80,000

Enabling the co-production of Inuit and scientific knowledge through integrated information management

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

$125,000

$125,000

Kitikmeot Caribou Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Mapping and Monitoring Project

Kitikmeot Region Wildlife Board, Nunavut

$27,000

$84,000

Food, fire and ice: Integrating local knowledge, plant response, and cryosphere dynamics to predict future food and fuel

Memorial University

$125,985

$121,084

Pond Inlet: Attakalik Community Hall Solar Panel

Municipality of Pond Inlet

$141,225

$0

Enhancing capacity for Northern-led monitoring of snow, ice and ocean conditions

Ocean Networks Canada

$167,285

$79,290

The Hudson Bay Consortium: Mobilizing knowledge for environmental stewardship

The Arctic Eider Society

$150,000

$100,000

IMIQ-AQUABIO: A community-driven monitoring program of water quality and contaminants in the George River watershed

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

$106,778

$142,773

A weather station network to support safe travel and build Nunavummiut environmental monitoring capacity

University of Calgary

$16,000

$16,000

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