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Canada’s Arctic: Vibrant and Thriving

Friday, January 2, 2015 to Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Free Admission

Canada’s North is a region as vast as it is diverse. Modern conveniences exist alongside thriving traditional cultures in a region that faces both challenges and opportunities. As possibilities emerge to develop the region’s rich natural resources, Canada’s North is poised for an unprecedented economic boom. Careful planning, however, will be necessary to achieve economic and environmental sustainability.

This bilingual exhibition of contemporary photographs of the Canadian Arctic gives a brief glimpse into the lives of Northerners, and offers perspectives on the environment and activities that help shape and influence this vibrant region.

Photographs from Canadian Geographic are paired with a selection of Arctic artifacts from the UNI Museum’s collection, including several Inuit masks donated by UNI alum Dorothy Jean Ray.

Monday, March 9th UNI Museum, along with the UNI Geography Department and the Consulate General of Canada will be hostingCanada and the US: Partners & Allies in Arctic Research, Sustainability and Development, a symposium that aims to educate and facilitate conversations about Arctic exploration, sustainability, and governance. Speakers include Dr. Lee Huskey, University of Alaska Anchorage, Consul General Jamshed Merchant, Consulate General of Canada, Dr. Chris Southcott, professor at Lakehead University, Dr. Andrey Petrov, professor and Director of Arctic-FROST and ARCSES at UNI, and Norma Kassi, Vuntut Gwich’in leader and Co-founder of the Arctic Institute of Community-based Research. There will also be a screening of Ms. Kassi’s film, Our Changing Homeland, Our Changing Lives and a poster session highlighting student research at UNI. Visit the event page for more details.

Those interested in attending can RSVP to Ann Crawford, at ann.crawford@uni.edu(link sends e-mail) or 319-273-3713. Ann will also be able to assist with parking arrangements. 

Photo Credit: Michelle Valberg

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