The Aurora College Speaker Series was developed to strengthen public awareness of research taking place in the north and to engage northerners in the dialogue. It also provides opportunities for northern youth to access research and researchers, and hopefully be inspired to become involved in northern research.
Summer Speaker Series
The Summer Speakers series provides researchers and students who are spending summer field season in Inuvik the chance to present their work to the scientific community, visitors and community members. The 2016 series will be held every second Friday during the summer months. Presentations will be held at the Aroura Research Institute starting on June 10th 2016 between 6-7pm.
In addition to the above, a special summer speaker series kick-off event will be held on Tuesday June 7th 2016.
Scientific Speaker Series
The Scientific Speaker series features three northern-themed scientific sessions: Health or Social Science; Natural or Physical Science; and Indigenous Knowledge. Speaker Series presentations are hosted at the Aurora College campuses (in Inuvik, Yellowknife and Fort Smith) and Community Learning Centres across the NWT. Funding for the Speaker Series is made possible thanks to generous support from Conoco Phillips.
Previous Speaker events
North Slave Science Showcase including talks by: Pertice Moffitt, Tammy Soanes-White, Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, Luke Ootes, Lyle Fabian, Rob McMahon, Petter Jacobsen and John B. Zoe.
Donald Henderson on The Devonian Period
News coverage of the event: http://norj.ca/2014/10/alberta-researcher-displays-devonian-era-dinosaurs/
Tom Andrews and Leon Andrew on Shúhtagot’ine Mooseskin Boats
News coverage of the event: http://norj.ca/2014/03/moose-skin-boats-keep-tulitas-oral-history-alive/
Trevor Lantz and Doug Esagok on Community Mapping and Environmental Change in the Gwich'in and Inuvialuit Settlement Regions
News coverage of the event: http://norj.ca/2013/12/inuvialuit-gwichin-land-users-document-land-changes/
Chris Burn on Arctic Permafrost Research
Cecilia Zoe-Martin and Jim Martin on the Tłı̨chǫ Healing Wind Project
John England on Environmental Changes in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Jean Polfusand and Frederick Andrew on Community-Based Caribou Genetic Research in the Sahtú
News coverage of the event: http://www.nnsl.com/frames/newspapers/2015-11/nov26_15carH2.html