* All times are based on Canada/Eastern EDT.

  • 13:00


    13:00 - 14:00 EST

    Opening Remarks - Welcome to the first annual meeting!

    Welcome to the first Early Career Northern Researchers Annual Meeting! Join representatives from ArcticNet (AN) and the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) as they explain this new partnership.



    14:00 - 15:00 EST

    Bear It in Mind: Conducting Northern Research Safely and Respectfully

    Northern researchers routinely engage with natural and cultural landscapes in the course of their research programs. This engagement with the land occurs on its terms, and on the terms of peoples connected to it. This includes practical aspects such as bear safety, sustainability, and limiting our environmental footprint. It also includes comporting oneself on the land in a manner that is culturally sensitive. This workshop will focus on bear safety as a model for land-based remote research, and on planning generally for such research. It will also explore the rationales behind this planning and allow participants to share their own experiences in back country settings.



    15:30 - 16:30 EST

    Visual Media for Research, Education, and Communication

    A necessary part of any scientific research is communication with partners and the public. This is especially important in participatory research in which community partners are engaged at all stages of the research. As a concept, “media” has become much broader than historical methods such as journal articles and conference presentations. In the course of a research program, audiences may also be engaged in film, graphics, art, fashion, online content, and other forms. This panel will include researchers and content creators, in a discussion of media as research tools as well as forms of communication. This includes dealing with legacy and archival issues, especially as the form of the media themselves continue to evolve. This panel will be moderated by Ashlee Cunsolo, Founding Dean of the Labrador Campus.



    18:00 - 21:00 EST

    APECS-ASA Social Night

    An informal evening to get to know your fellow ECNR attendees! Join us at a local venue for good food, drinks and fun games. Everyone is welcome to attend and more details will be posted on social media. Hope to see you there!

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