FOOD FOR THOUGHT – A photo exhibition about northern food systems

April 8th, 2013 | Posted by Research Group Coordinator in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on FOOD FOR THOUGHT – A photo exhibition about northern food systems)

The Health, Environment & Indigenous Communities Research Group at Trent University presents: FOOD FOR THOUGHT

FOOD FOR THOUGHT is a photo exhibition bringing attention to the complex food systems that exist in Canada’s North by highlighting the opportunities and challenges faced by northern communities as they work to ensure sustained access to sufficient, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food. Specifically, country or traditional foods from the local environment have always been a critical component of the household diet and this remains true today.  Hunting seal, whale and caribou, as well as trapping, fishing and gathering are not simply means for providing food and for supporting local economies; they are essential elements in forming and sustaining cultural and social identity.

Exhibited works were photographed by members of the Health, Environment, and Indigenous Communities Research Group based at Trent University during their fieldwork across Canada’s North. This group situates its’ research at the intersection of social and ecological relationships and seeks to work with and learn from communities about environment and health issues and advocate for the creation of equitable, sustainable and culturally appropriate solutions.

Exhibited work can be viewed throughout the month of April.

OPENING RECEPTION
A meet & greet with research group members
Wednesday, April 17
6:00 -8:00pm
Free event

Stickling’s Bakery & Bistro
Peterborough, Ontario

Opening reception - FINAL POSTER

 

 

 

Research Group featured in Trent News

January 31st, 2013 | Posted by Research Group Coordinator in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Research Group featured in Trent News)

A group of twenty-one researchers represented Trent University at the annual ArcticNet Scientific Meeting (ASM), Canada’s largest annual Arctic research conference, held in Vancouver, BC. Trent graduate students, researchers and faculty members participated in the conference, shedding light on their research through a large number of oral and poster presentations.

Trent upheld its six-year record of award-winning Arctic student research at the ASM, with Agata Durkalec placing second in the graduate student poster award category of human health. Ms. Durkalec is a recent graduate from the M.A. program in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies.

“I’m very pleased,” she said. “The award is very affirming of all the effort that went into this project, and forms a very positive note to end on for my thesis.” Ms. Agata defended her master’s thesis one week prior to the conference. It was entitled “Understanding the role of environment for Indigenous health: A case study of sea ice as a place of health and risk in the Inuit community of Nain, Nunatsiavut”.

Dr. Chris Furgal of Trent’s Indigenous Environmental Studies program had the honour of being among the collaborators recognized with one of the first annual Arctic Inspiration Prizes for “Inuit Qujimajatuqangitan – What Inuit Have Always Known to be True,” a comprehensive book project describing Inuit Culture and traditional knowledge. The book promises to be an extraordinary resource that will contribute to positive change in Inuit communities and beyond.

Kaitlin Breton-Honeyman, a Trent Ph.D. candidate in the Environment and Life Sciences program, encourages other Arctic student researchers to go to the ArcticNet ASM, saying “It’s at conferences such as these where you get to understand the bigger picture of northern research and to figure out where your research fits. It’s pretty special to get to learn from and be part of a dynamic group of people from universities, governments, organizations, northern communities and industry.”

Link: http://www.trentu.ca/newsevents/newsDetail.php?newsID=4300

Glimpses of our photo display

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Here are some glimpses of our photo display here at Trent University! All photos were taken by members of the research group (our director, master’s and doctoral students, post-doctoral fellow and research assistants) during their fieldwork across Canada’s North.

ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting 2012 – Videos

January 30th, 2013 | Posted by Research Group Coordinator in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting 2012 – Videos)

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Agata Durkalec at the ArcticNet 2012 in Vancouver (BC) presenting her research poster on “Investigating environmental influences on injury and trauma in the Canadian North”

Diana Kouril at the ArcticNet 2012 in Vancouver (BC) presenting her research poster on “A Systematic Review of Community-Based Monitoring: Definitions, Concepts and Lesson Learned”

Janet Knight at the ArcticNet 2012 in Vancouver (BC) presenting her research poster on “Dimensions of Socio-Cultural Sustainability: A literature Review and Concept Maps for Arctic Communities”

ArcticNet put together several videos from the Annual Scientific Meeting, all of which can be viewed here: http://www.arcticnetmeetings.ca/asm2012/media/videos.php

ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting 2012 – Photos

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Research group members at the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting, held from December 11-14, 2012, in Vancouver, BC.

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Many of the research group members are currently enjoying the participation in the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting, taking place in Vancouver from December 10th – 14th. Follow the link for more information on the meeting: http://www.arcticnetmeetings.ca/asm2012/

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