ACUNS 2015 Student Conference

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The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

11th Student Conference will be held November 5-8, 2015.


Pre-conference workshops will be held November 4th and 5th.

Abstract Submission is now closed.
Early Bird Registration ended 
May 31, 2015


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The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) has a vision “to engage Canadians in thinking and dialogue about research and education in Canada’s north”. As part of their mission, a triennial conference is held to advance and promote northern research and education. The 11th ACUNS Student Conference will take place in Calgary, Alberta, and is hosted by the Arctic Institute of North America and the University of Calgary. Largely organized by a committee of graduate students from the University of Calgary, ACUNS 2015 welcomes students from around the world.

This interdisciplinary conference will be a gathering of early career scholars working on all topics related to the circumpolar north, be they in science, social science, or the humanities. The conference will provide young researchers the opportunity to exchange ideas, develop professional experience, and make national and international connections.

Under the theme Due North: Next Generation Arctic Research & Leadership, the next generation of northerly scholars are invited to attend ACUNS 2015. We invite you to present your work and to bring your expertise to this exciting event. Our diverse sessions will include topics on climate change, food security, natural resource development, Arctic policy, sustainable development, northern biodiversity and conservation, education, and circumpolar health.

Conference LogoThe conference logo is comprised of the City of Calgary skyline, mountain range, and a snowy owl. Not only is the snowy owl a distinct symbol of the north, it can also be used as an analogy to many northern researchers. During the summer, the snowy owl is typically found in the northern circumpolar region. However, for the remainder of the year, the snowy owl can be found living much farther south. The skyline and mountain range represent the conference itself. The City of Calgary skyline has the Calgary tower at its centre with part of the Rocky Mountain range that can be seen from within the City. 




Conférence 2015 de l’AUCEN pour les étudiants en études nordiques 

La 11e conférence des étudiants en études nordiques de l’Association universitaire canadienne d’études nordiques aura lieu du 5 au 8 novembre 2015.

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