POLARflicks Video Contest

We’re excited to announce the winners of the POLARflicks video contest for early career researchers and Indigenous researchers. The purpose of the contest is to encourage early-career Canadian researchers to develop superior skills in the communication of complex ideas to a general audience in an engaging and compelling way.

The contestants made short videos on their polar research, which were evaluated by a panel of judges on:

  • design
  • originality
  • clarity of communication
  • suitability for a general (including Northern) audience
  • overall impact

Prizewinners

First Place: Kayla Buhler

The first prize goes to Kayla Buhler, a PhD student in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology at the University of Saskatchewan, for her video “My Arctic Research Summarized in Under 2 minutes”. Kayla wins a one-week introduction to research at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

Watch Kayla Buhler’s video here.

Second Place: Laura Dalman

Second prize goes to Laura Dalman for her video “Mysterious Sea Algae”. Laura, a Master’s student in the Centre for Earth Observation Science at the University of Manitoba, wins a $1,500 grant to help her participate in activities that help promote and disseminate polar knowledge.

Watch Laura Dalman’s video here.

Third Place: Neomi Jayaratne

The third prize winner is Neomi Jayaratne, a Masters student in Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, for her video “Community Resilience to Climate Change”. Neomi wins a $1,000 grant to help her participate in activities that help promote and disseminate polar knowledge.

Watch Neomi Jayaratne’s video here.

We thank all contestants for their enthusiastic response to this contest, and the high quality of the videos they submitted.

Our Partners

We thank the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (Canada) for working with us on POLARflicks.

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