The ACUNS Student Conference was established in 1986 to increase awareness of northern research and to provide the opportunity for emerging northern scholars to gather and share their research and their experiences. It is a regular event with a thematic focus, largely organized by a committee of graduate students from the host institution. Organizing the ACUNS Conference provides students with an invaluable opportunity to develop the skills necessary to carry them through their academic careers, to forge links with government, private sector and community stakeholders, and make new national and international connections that ultimately lead to new partnerships for knowledge creation, both within academe and beyond.

2018 ACUNS Student Conference

The ACUNS 2018 Student Conference will be hosted by the University of Alberta from November 1-3, 2018 at the Lister Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

Explore the interrelatedness of humanity and nature in the circumpolar world. Understand circumpolar research in the context of surrounding cultural, biological, and ecological landscapes. Examine both the need for future research and the impacts present research has on our northern biome.

ACUNS 2018 is organized by students for students from around the world. Our planning committee encompasses a wide range of backgrounds and Canadian universities. The conference provides a unique opportunity for young researchers to meet and exchange ideas with others who share similar academic interests in the north, be they in science, social science or the humanities.

Learn more at the ACUNS 2018 Student Conference website.

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