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Indigenous and local knowledge can help build effective environmental policies: Calgary study

Indigenous and local knowledge can help build effective environmental policies: Calgary study

Paula Tran

Global News

Dr. Evgeniia (Jen) Sidorova, Postdoctoral Associate with the Canadian Northern Corridor program, spoke with Global News about the release of a CNC study examining the role of Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) in Community-based Environmental Monitoring. Dr. Sidorova and co-author Dr. Luis Viria (RU Delft/University of Calgary) found that the inclusion of ILK in environmental monitoring processes can increase their effectiveness and empower the communities involved.

 

Open Connection: Canadian Northern Corridor

Open Connection: Canadian Northern Corridor

Robert Pictou

Open Connection

On March 24, Drs. Jen Sidorova (Postdoctoral Associate) and Robert Mansell (Senior Scientific Advisor) spoke with Robert Pictou for CFTK-TV's Open Connection program about how the CNC Research Program is exploring the role multi-modal corridors could play in social and economic opportunities for northern regions. CFTK is based in Terrace, a community in northern British Columbia. 

 

A new focus on nation-building in Australia and Canada

A new focus on nation-building in Australia and Canada

Katharina Koch and Gill Savage

The Strategist

"Despite the vast geographic distance between Canada and Australia, they face similar issues in the heightened geostrategic significance of their northern regions, which are central to both nations’ resilience as first lines of economic, social and security defence. The north of each country is sparsely populated, rich in natural resources, subject to wild weather variations and geostrategically significant, and both have indigenous communities challenged by economic, social and health issues. Economic responses are often outdated and ineffective."

 

CONFERENCE: Polar (In)Securities - The Future of Global Affairs in the Circumpolar North

CONFERENCE: Polar (In)Securities - The Future of Global Affairs in the Circumpolar North

The Arctic Institute (TAI) Centre for Circumpolar Securities Studies is launching their first-ever conference Polar Insecurities: The future of global affairs in the circumpolar north, where they ask: “How will global developments affect the circumpolar north?” from June 8-10, 2022. The Canadian Northern Corridor Research Program team is hosting a session on the third-day themed “One Earth, Many Arctics”. For more information and to register please see the link. Hope to see you there!

Researchers want to hear Northern Manitobans' ideas about infrastructure needs and opportunities

Researchers want to hear Northern Manitobans' ideas about infrastructure needs and opportunities

Ian Graham

Thompson Citizen

Dr. Katharina Koch, a post-graduate researcher with the Northern Corridor Program, spoke with the Thompson Citizen of Thompson, Manitoba about the research team's up-coming visit to the region. Thompson is an important hub community in northern Manitoba and will host the program's first in-person engagement event on April 25.

 

Session being made available to Prince Rupert area residents to give opinion on several topics

Session being made available to Prince Rupert area residents to give opinion on several topics

Cael Maslin

CFNR News

Residents of the Prince Rupert region have the opportunity to put forth their views on a number of topics concerning infrastructure. Researchers are looking for input on such topics as road and rail transportation, power transmission, pipelines, telecommunications and internet service.

 

Prince Rupert and region invited to public engagement session for Northern Corridor infrastructure

Prince Rupert and region invited to public engagement session for Northern Corridor infrastructure

Norman Galimski

The Northern View

Associate Program Director Dr. Kent Fellows and Engagement Analyst Maham Aftab, of Cascade Projects, spoke with Norman Galimski of The Northern View newspaper about the CNC Research Program's up-coming virtual engagement session in Prince Rupert, BC on March 30th. Prince Rupert's status as a commercial port community, a BC Ferries hub, the western terminus of BC's Highway 16, and proximity to multiple proposed oil and gas projects make the community's perspectives on infrastructure planning and development of particular interest to the CNC research team.

 

Up North with Jonathan Pinto

Up North with Jonathan Pinto

Sarah MacMillan

Up North, CBC Radio

Staying connected is especially tough in Canada's remote and northern communities. There are often challenges with transportation, communications and utilities. Researchers at the University of Calgary are exploring whether there could be a better option, and they're looking for feedback from northern Ontarians. Guest host Sarah MacMillan spoke with Katharina Koch to find out about the Canadian Northern Corridor research program.

 

Research program looking for local input

Research program looking for local input

Timmins Today Staff

Timmins Today

A western Canada university looking into the concept of a northern corridor is reaching for local input. The University of Calgary's School of Public Policy is looking for input from Timmins-area residents on the Canadian Northern Corridor Research Program. The virtual event is being held on March 16 from 6-8 p.m.