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



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

Aurora College



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

Carleton University



Gamètì Diesel Use Reduction Strategy

Community Government of Gamèti



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

Énergies Marines Renouvelables Québécoises



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

Government of Nunavut



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

Gwich’in Tribal Council



Arviat Wind + Solar Resource Assessment

Hamlet of Arviat



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

Institut National de la recherche scientifique



Lutsel K’e diesel use reduction strategy

Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation



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

Environmental Resource Management



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

Qikiqtaaluk Business Development Corporation



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

Terragon Environmental Technologies, Inc.



Small scale primary sawmill and district biomass heating initiative

Teslin Tlingit Council



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

Kivalliq Wildlife Board



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

Université Laval



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

Université Laval



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

Université de Montréal



Ecosystem health of Arctic freshwaters

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi



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



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

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue



Cryosphere-climate monitoring at Kluane Lake Research Station, Yukon

University of Calgary



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



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

University of Manitoba



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



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

University of Winnipeg



Old Crow Solar Project

Vuntut Gwitchin Government



Tłı̨chǫ Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring Program

Wek’èezhìı Renewable Resources Board



Consortium for Permafrost Ecosystems in Transition

Wilfrid Laurier University



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

Yukon College



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



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



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

Carleton University



Growing North

Growing North



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

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami



Kitikmeot Caribou Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Mapping and Monitoring Project

Kitikmeot Region Wildlife Board, Nunavut



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

Memorial University



Pond Inlet: Attakalik Community Hall Solar Panel

Municipality of Pond Inlet



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

Ocean Networks Canada



The Hudson Bay Consortium: Mobilizing knowledge for environmental stewardship

The Arctic Eider Society



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

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières



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

University of Calgary



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