Transitioning from Yukon College to Yukon University: YukonU President Karen Barnes


Yukon University. © Archbould.com Justin Barnes After years of hard work and dedication, Yukon University (YukonU.ca) was officially launched on

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COVID-19: Health Policy Challenges and Federal Response in the Canadian Arctic


Doctor in protective medical mask over flag of Canada. © Jernej Furman/Flickr. Justin Barnes Over the past few weeks, Polar

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Listening to Arctic Voices in Extractive Industries


Rachael Lorna Johnstone and Anne Merrild Hansen in Tasiilaq. Dr Rachael Lorna Johnstone Adjunct Professor of Law, Ilisimatusarfik, Greenland; Professor of

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40 @ -40°: Veteran Negotiators Distill Yukon Treaty’s First Principles in Whitehorse


Tony Penikett Former Premier of Yukon As the Territory’s minister responsible for Yukon First Nations treaty negotiations and the Umbrella

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Scottish Land Reforms: Lessons in Community Regeneration for the Arctic?


Ulva. © James Stringer/Flickr. Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes (with thanks to Max Baring of Thomson Reuters Foundation for the film)

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The Rural North – Opportunities and Challenges for Scottish and Arctic Communities


Image by Bill Kasman from Pixabay. Dr Nikolas Sellheim On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first

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Three Takeaways from Canada’s Arctic and Northern Policy


Crossing glacier-fed streams in the Akshayuk Pass, Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island. © Peter Morgan (Flickr). Dr Andrew Chater The

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For Biodiversity and Beyond! A Scenario for Transformative Regime Change in the Arctic Region


Image by mpater22 from Pixabay Nikolas Sellheim Introduction In their paper Integrating Proximal and Horizon Threats to Biodiversity for Conservation,

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Canada becomes Third Party to Ratify Commercial Fishing Regulation in the Central Arctic Ocean


International waters of the Central Arctic Ocean. Dr Nikolas Sellheim The protection of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction is an issue

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SDWG is the Human Voice of the Arctic Council: Sarah Cox


Sarah Cox and Justin Barnes In this ‘Polar Matters’ interview, Sarah Cox, Director of the Circumpolar Affairs Directorate, Department of

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Canada’s 2019 Federal Budget and the Arctic


Parliament Hill, Ottawa. © Asif A Ali Justin Barnes On 19 March 2019, the federal government of Canada released their

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Commercial Sealers under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants


Woodstock in northern Newfoundland. © Nikolas Sellheim Nikolas Sellheim On 17 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted

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The Model Arctic Council: An Opportunity for Innovative Policy Dialogue


Justin Barnes and Brittany Ennis From 29 October to 2 November 2018, while the Senior Arctic Officials of the Arctic

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Dr Nikolas Sellheim on The Seal Hunt: Cultures, Economies and Legal Regimes


© Nikolas Sellheim Lana Ollier and Nikolas Sellheim For the January edition of Polar Matters, Lana Ollier, Fellow at Polar Research

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Decolonising the Arctic, One Tattoo at a time: A Conversation with Holly Mititquq Nordlum


Erin Willahan Erin Willahan, Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, speaks to Alaska-based Iñupiaq artist Holly Mititquq Nordlum about the

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The Quest for an Arctic University in Canada


Yukon College, Whitehorse, Yukon. Justin Barnes Introduction The quest for an Arctic university in Canada has been a long one,

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Arctic Antibiotics – The Hunt for New Medicines in the Arctic


Figure 1: The future of medicine could be hiding here, on the Arctic seabed where unknown organisms dwell (NSF, 2005)

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Yours, Mine or Ours? The Kvanefjeld Multi-Element Project in Narsaq, Greenland


Narsaq, Greenland. © jtstewart By Mariel Kieval Introduction Climate change has already begun to take a toll on the amount

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Canada’s Arctic Policy Framework: A New Approach to Northern Governance


Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada. © Tyler Heal.  Introduction Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave numerous speeches and issued many press releases

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Proceedings of ‘SDGs in the Arctic’ High-Level Dialogue Series, Session I: Arctic Circle Assembly 2017, Iceland


Session 1 Date: 14 October 2017 Venue: Arctic Circle Assembly 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland Download PDF: SDGs in the Arctic –

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