Arctic Change 2017

December 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Research Group Coordinator in Uncategorized – (Comments Off on Arctic Change 2017)

Members of the Health, Environment and Indigenous Communities Research Group participated in the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), Arctic Change, in Québec City, Québec, Canada, between December 11th – 15th. It was a great opportunity to share, learn and engage with the wider Arctic research community! Our group members collectively participated in the Elevator Pitch Competition, Poster Contest, and presented in a number of topical sessions throughout the week.


Left to right top row Kristeen McTavish, Paul McCarney, Chris Furgal, Brittany Curry-Sharples, Katie Rosa, Alyssa Sgro, Eric Lede, Shirin Nuesslein
Bottom row: Agata Durkalec, Mark Basterfield, Anne-Sylvie Dasné


Student Day Highlights

Panel Session I: Conservations from the couch I – The role of non-government organizations in Arctic research
Research Group Member Panelist: Kristeen McTavish
Panelists: Dr. Stephen Petersen (Assiniboine Park Zoo), Kristin Westdal (Oceans North), Adriana Kusugak (Ilitaqsiniq – Nunavut Literacy Council), Cayla Chenier (Ilitaqsiniq – Nunavut Literacy Council), Kristeen McTavish (Food Security Coordinator for Nunatsiavut). Facilitator: Cassandra Debets (PhD Student, University of Manitoba).

Panel Session II: Conservations from the couch II – Community based research in the Arctic
Research Group Member Panelist: Kristeen McTavish


Left to right: Shannon O’Hara (Inuit Research Advisor for Inuvialuit), Kristeen McTavish (Food Security Coordinator for Nunatsiavut), Carla Pamak (Inuit Research Advisor for Nunatsiavut), Jody Illasiak (Paulatuk Hunters and Trappers Committee) and Dr. Tristan Pearce (Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast).

Elevator Pitch Competition




Eric Lede, Shirin Nuesslein, and Katie Rosa’s elevator pitches were all highlighted in the student day highlights video (0:33-0:45).