Arctic Speaker Series 2018-19

We are pleased to announce the Arctic Speaker Series for 2018-19.
Talks will be held on the third Thursday of the month. They will begin at 6:00 pm and are free and open to the public.  

Please note the location may not always be the same from month to month.

Date             Speaker
September 20, 2018

Rhonda Clark,  Energy Bioengineering & Geomicrobiology Group, University of Calgary
The microbial world in the Arctic: Environmental baselines and first responders.


October 18, 2018

NSTP Student Symposium  This will run  6:00-8:00 pm

Tessa Baker, Andrew Clark, Patrick Duke, Andrea Hanke, Samantha Jones, Naima Jutha, Samira Samimi, Keegan Shaw, Kent Spiers


ROOM: Science Theatre 132

November 15, 2018

Eric Solomon, Ocean Wise Conservation Association
Barriers to Bridges: youth bridging research and communities in Canada's Arctic.

ROOM: Science Theatre 132

December 2018 No lecture
January 24, 2019

Tom Lawson, CMM, CD, General (Ret'd)
Thomas J. Lawson & Associates

ROOM: Last Defence Lounge, 350 MacEwan Student Centre

February 21, 2019

Evan Richardson, Wildlife Research Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

ROOM: Science B 146

March 21, 2019

Trevor Bell, Memorial University

ROOM: Science B 142

April 18, 2019

Karen Ryan, Canadian Museum of History

ROOM: Science B 105

Karen Ryan April 18, 2019
Karen Ryan discussed "Finding Franklin? The Story Behind Death in the Ice – The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition Exhibition"


Trevor Bell March 21, 2019
Trevor Bell discussed "Empowering Indigenous communities to adapt to changing climate through social enterprise"

Senator Dennis Patterson, March 12, 2019
Senator Patterson spoke about  "Solutions for Northern Canadians - one northerner’s vision"

Evan Richardson, February 21, 2019
Evan Richardson will discuss "Polar bears: the ecology of a threatened species"

General Tom Lawson, January 24, 2019
General Tom Lawson, will discuss "Canadian Arctic Sovereignty: The Importance of Being There."

Eric Solomon, November 15, 2018
Eric Solomon, Director of Arctic Programs at Ocean Wise Conservation Association, will discuss "Barriers to Bridges: youth bridging research and communities in Canada's Arctic."

NSTP Student Symposium, October 18, 2018
Presentations by Tessa Baker, Andrew Clark, Patrick Duke, Samantha Jones, Kent Spiers

Pre-recorded presentation by Andrea Hanke

Poster presentations by Naima Jutha, Samira Samimi, Keegan Shaw (click on poster image to see larger version)

Naima Jutha

Samira Samimi

Keegan Shaw


Rhonda Clark, September 20, 2018
Rhonda Clark, Research Project Coordinator Energy Bioengineering & Geomicrobiology Group, discusses "The Microbial World in the Arctic: Environmental Baselines and First Responders".