Desk space is available for individual researchers. This space includes outlets, lighting, a shared phone line, and both ethernet cables and wireless internet. Research groups can be accommodated at individual desks, or in a larger semi-private office. Our meeting room seats a maximum of eight people and can be booked for group meetings. Larger meetings and presentations can be accommodated in our conference room, which comfortably seats 20 people. With sufficient notice, both the conference and meeting rooms can be equipped with a projector for presentations.
Desk and office space can be requested using the Logistical Support Request Form.
Loading Bay and Workshop
The Western Arctic Research Centre loading bay is an ideal staging area for larger field equipment. There's space available to charge and test batteries, set up and test monitoring equipment, and clean and organize camping gear. The workshop contains tools that are available for researcher use, including a work bench, hammers, saws, screwdrivers, other hand tools, table saw, jigsaw, power drills, drill press, and grinder. Users must supply their own construction materials. We ask that all researchers meet with an Western Arctic Research Centre staff member for an orientation before using the Workshop, and that you never work in this space alone after regular business hours.
Long-term Storage of Researcher Gear
Research groups that regularly use the same equipment each field season may be interested in storing their gear at the Western Arctic Research Centre in order to save on shipping costs and prevent unnecessary wear-and-tear on equipment. We have small amounts of both cold and warm storage available for researcher gear. Please contact the Manager, Western Arctic Research Centre, well in advance to arrange for gear storage.
Please contact the Manager, Western Arctic Research Centre for more information on support spaces at (867) 777-3298 ext. 232.