Coronavirus Observatory: Tracking the Pandemic in the Arctic and the Antarctic


Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg discusses the COVID-19 pandemic at the Norwegian Government’s press conference for children, 16 March 2020.

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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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Canada: Measures to Address Coronavirus Pandemic


Joe Godbold Furthering our UK-Arctic Coronavirus Observatory, we are now compiling all of the relevant, up-to-date COVID-19 information pertaining to

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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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The North holds the Key: Unlocking Canada-Scotland Trade Potential


Dr Dwayne Menezes and Dr Karen Everett On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first Arctic Policy Framework

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Trade, Canada’s Territories and the Arctic Council’s Asian Observers


Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau at the 44th G7 summit. (Government of

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Export Trade from the Canadian Territories: A Closer Look


Iqaluit, Nunavut. Photo by Aaron M Lloyd. Karen Everett In a previous article, I provided an overview of international trade

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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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Reversing Extinction – What could the plan to resurrect the Woolly Mammoth mean for the Arctic ecosystem? 


Lyuba, a mummified woolly mammoth calf that lived 42,000 years ago, at the Royal BC Museum in Canada. © Province

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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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Trade and the Canadian North


(L to R) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo

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Regional Security in the North: Emerging Themes and Challenges


Polar Research and Policy Initiative is an official sponsor of the workshop ‘Regional Security in the North: Emerging Themes and Challenges’

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The Implications of the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the United States’ now former-President Barack Obama. Picture via US Embassy and Consulates, Canada. 2016 ended with one of

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A Tale of Friendship and Legacy – Bilateral North American Polar Protection


Official White House Photo by Pete Souza By Josh Caldon and Andrew Chater On 10 March 2016, President Barack Obama

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