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Travails of the True North

Glaciers are melting, pollutants are drifting far from their source, sea ice is dwindling, wildlife is suffering — all while new territorial governments are trying to come to terms with major mining and pipeline projects. These are but a few of the social and environmental changes facing the Canadian North. And in early November, a team of researchers studying everything from the Arctic’s aquatic resources to permafrost will head to the Yukon to illuminate the science behind these changes.

Five of the six scientists who occupy the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Northern Research Chairs will travel to communities across the Yukon as part of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Fraser Lectureship, which aims to facilitate the exchange of information between northern and southern Canadians. Yukoners will hear about the cutting-edge research being done in their own backyards that will explain some of the unprecedented ecological transformations they are witnessing.

For more information on lecture dates and locations, click here.

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