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A perspective on working in Cambridge Bay

A perspective on working in Cambridge Bay

Hello! My name is Andrea Dobrescu and I was the resident technician in Cambridge Bay for the ARCBIO 2019 field season. I first arrived in Cambridge Bay on July 3rd after 2 days of travel and it was a shock to the system. The ever-lasting sun, the nearly flat...

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Exploring The Arctic

Exploring The Arctic

Hi there, my name is Alana Tallman, and I am a student at University of Guelph helping out with the Arctic Bioscan project on behalf of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG). This is my first time being out in the field, so I have been looking at every experience...

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The 2019 field season has begun!

The 2019 field season has begun!

Discovering what lives in Canada's Arctic requires a team of people to search for and collect an array of creatures, from a vast quantity of insects and other invertebrates to specific samples of mosses and lichens. We are here for a second season of field work to...

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Meet Hannah James & Michelle D’Souza

Meet Hannah James & Michelle D’Souza

Hannah James has more than 15 years of experience in journalism and communications. She has produced national TV documentaries covering a range of Indigenous rights issues, and has written about Truth and Reconciliation. Dr. Michelle D'Souza has seven years of...

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The cold can bite you

The cold can bite you

We really got to appreciate elder George's words when we took the opportunity to go out onto the land with a local friend, Ipeelie Ootoova, on Saturday. He took us north-east of CHARS, over the ice for a little over 20 km, in a skidoo drawn Qamutiik (Inuit sled) lined...

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Community Consultations in Cam Bay

Community Consultations in Cam Bay

Spending time getting to know the community members of Cambridge Bay has been an important part of our February visit. While meeting local people and having the opportunity to learn more about day-to-day life, cultural traditions and history has been enriching on a...

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Meet Alex Borisenko

Meet Alex Borisenko

Alex has been involved in ARCBIO from the beginning. He coordinates the project’s research logistics and leads the planning mission to identify sampling sites around Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk, in anticipation of the upcoming field season. Alex was part of a team...

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CHARS: Research in the Canadian Arctic

CHARS: Research in the Canadian Arctic

We started off our first day in Nunavut heading into the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). CHARS was built as part of Canada’s Northern Strategy. This new Arctic research facility demonstrates state-of-the-art design that brings science, technology, and...

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Meet Tad McIlwraith

Meet Tad McIlwraith

Tad joined the ARCBIO project in January 2019, where he provides advice on ethical research practices to scientific researchers working on ARCBIO. He sits on the University of Guelph’s Research Ethics Board and works on oral history projects with First Nations...

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ARCBIO’s communication team heads north

ARCBIO’s communication team heads north

A biologist, an anthropologist, a media specialist, and a scientific communicator board a plane. That marks the start of the communication team's journey north - not a bad joke. Our team of four headed to Nunavut via Yellowknife on February 18th, 2019 to begin...

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