Research Group at the Arctic Change Conference

December 10th, 2014 | Posted by Research Group Coordinator in Uncategorized


Members of the Health, Environment and Indigenous Communities research group are currently participating in the 2014 Arctic Change Conference, taking place in Ottawa between December 8th -12th, 2014.

Below is a schedule of the group members’ poster presentations and oral presentations. The complete program can be downloaded here.

Poster presentations (Canada Hall – Room 303)

Brigitte Evering (Poster #6) “Curriculum Development and Delivery for Science–Traditional Knowledge Learning on Environmental Issues in the North: A Review of the Yukon College Source Water Protection Course Experience”

Eric Lede (Poster #370) “A Climate Change and Public Health Needs Assessment Report Card for the North”

Kristeen McTavish (Poster #14) “Inuusuktut Qaujisarnilirijut: Inuit Youth Seeking to Gain Health Knowledge”

Shirin Nuesslein (Poster #46) “Evaluation of the Nasivvik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments: Impacts of the program on capacity enhancement in the field of Inuit environmental health research”

Janet Kivett Knight (Poster #80) “Participant and End User Perspectives on the ArcticNet Integrated Regional Impact Study (IRIS) as a Science to Policy Mechanism”

Paul McCarney (Poster #17) “Research, Management, and Community Priorities for Ringed Seals in Nunavut”

Emily Willson (Poster #35) “Addressing the ‘need’ for sustainable food security initiatives: Exploring Inuit perspectives of food needs in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut”

Jennie Knopp (Poster #22) “Understanding community-based monitoring of arctic char from the community perspective”

Cedric Juillet (Poster #36) “Food Insecurity in Inuit Communities: Supporting decision making through Bayesian Modeling”

Laura Martinez-Levasseur (Poster #9) “Dealing with limitations and biases when documenting Inuit Knowledge of Arctic marine species: the example of walrus in Nunavik (Quebec, Canada)”

Oral presentations at topical sessions

T26. Health and Well-Being in Arctic Communities: Advancements in Practices, Processes and Outcomes (Room 206; Co-chairs: Chris Furgal, Eric Loring)
Time: 10:30 to 12:00 (T26A), 13:30 to 15:00 (T26B), 15:30 to 17:00 (T26C)

  • Wednesday, Dec 10 2014 at 11:00am: “Identifying Indigenous Determinants of Health: Insights from Analysis of Inuit Self-Rated Health in Nunavik” by Nicole Bilodeau (Room 206)

T09B. Arctic Wildlife Co-Management Challenges and Solutions – Bringing Together Inuit and Scientific Knowledge (Room 210)

  • Thursday, Dec 11 2014, at 4:45pm: “Inuit Knowledge and Conservation of the Torngat Mountains Caribou Herd” by Mark Basterfield

T45. The Interface Between Science and Policy in the Arctic: New Perspectives on Knowledge to Action (Room 211; Co-chairs: David Hik, Chris Furgal, Aynslie Ogden)

T23. Energy Security for Arctic and Remote Communities

  • Friday, Dec 12 2014, at 11:00am: “Energy Resilience in Northern Communities: Critical Success Factors for Sustainable Northern Energy” by Lawrence Keyte

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