Vancouver Island University's Engaged Citizens Speaker Series is a forum designed to provoke intellectual, engaging and meaningful dialogue about social challenges, opportunities and the community around us while advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Join artists Thomas Chung, David Joel, and Lauren Stanford as they discuss their work in the 2022 Alaska Biennial exhibition. Following the artist talks, there will be a Q&A with the audience. Free, in-person event.
Safety in post covid tourism was on the agenda when Øyvind Paulsen, student at Master in Preparedness and Emergency Management at Nord University, recently attended a short-term exchange program through Lapland University of Applied Sciences in Northern Finland.
Community Operators complete a comprehensive training course where they learn how to assemble, operate, and maintain the SmartkAMUTIK and SmartBUOY sensors. They learn how to use ocean instruments and upload the information to SIKU, the platform where the data collected is shared with their community.
Taking place on 27-28 March 2023, Ocean Hackathon will allow participants to live-test EMODnet’s data resources and services in the marine domain and to create and share innovative ideas for the development of useful ocean-related applications.
The session “Occupational health and safety in the Arctic” of the UArctic Thematic Network on Working in the Arctic will be held on January 30 at the Arctic Frontiers 2023 Moving North Conference, in Tromsø, Norway.
Hans Pettersson, the vice-lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Working in the Arctic, was appointed as a Arctic Five Chair In Occupation Medicine. The research questions of his project cover the impact of climate and weather on outdoor workers’ performance, health, and safety, including mitigative and adaptive strategies.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute will host free public talks about tracking space debris, fostering education using the outdoors, new techniques for understanding aurora, the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, and climate change and its effects on Alaska’s wildlife.