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SAON Results Bulletin, March 2015

The fourth issue of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) Canada Results Bulletin is now online. This bulletin, developed in partnership with the Canadian chapter of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), communicates results from monitoring and assessment projects in the Canadian North and highlights their links to policy.

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2015 - 2017 Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship

The Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship brings together young northerners, aged 25 to 35, who want to build a strong North.

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The Canadian Polar Commission and the Arctic Society of Finland sign a Declaration of Cooperation

On March 23 2015 in Helsinki, Finland, the Canadian Polar Commission and the Arctic Society of Finland signed a Declaration of Cooperation regarding sustainable development and research in the Arctic.

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The Polar Blog: Ice-sealed lakes in Canada’s highest Arctic are ancient living laboratories

How does life survive in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth and why does it matter? Warwick Vincent is finding answers on the bottoms of frozen lakes at the top of the world.

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Polar Blog: Using local knowledge to improve food security in the Arctic

It’s expensive to feed a family in the Arctic. The high cost of transporting goods from southern Canada means high prices in northern grocery stores, where a two-litre container of orange juice can cost $16. In regions where average incomes are low that’s a major problem. Tiff-Annie Kenny, a University of Ottawa doctoral student who studies food security, is convinced that a solution can be found and that local knowledge is the key.

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