Issue 2 | Summer 2016

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  • POLAR’s collaboration with NASA’s Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) was highlighted during Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit to Washington in March. The two countries pledged to collaborate in a leadership role in the low carbon global economy in the coming decades including a science-based approach to protect the Arctic and its peoples.
  • POLAR advanced partnerships with key US and Canadian stakeholders in northern housing and infrastructure design in March at the Sustainable Northern Shelter forum in Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • POLAR presented at the Queen’s University Northern Research Symposium in April. Students and faculty heard about key science priorities, research activities and opportunities, and the Northern Science Training Program (NSTP).
POLAR’s Jennifer Sokol & Johann Wagner at Queen’s University Symposium

POLAR’s Jennifer Sokol & Johann Wagner at Queen’s University Symposium


  • Canada will host the next Arctic Council Task Force for Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic (SCTF) in Ottawa in July. Representatives from all eight Arctic Council Member States will attend as well as Permanent Participants to the Arctic Council and several observer countries. Canada’s delegation will be led by POLAR President David J. Scott.
  • POLAR and Environment and Climate Change Canada will attend the annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and the Committee for Environmental Protection in Santiago, Chile from May 23rd to June 1st. POLAR will participate in discussions relating to Antarctic science and environmental management.
  • POLAR is pleased to announce that Dr. Wayne Pollard, Professor with the Department of Geography at McGill University, has been appointed Canada’s Delegate to the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) Council.

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