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June, 20 2019

Aurora Research Institute's Dr. Pertice Moffitt, Manager, Health Research Programs, is one of the collaborators on a CIHR funded research project that looks at reconnecting Indigenous knowledge in maternal practice. You can read Kevin Dow's report here.

June, 20 2019

Pertice Moffitt, Manager, Health Research Programs at ARI's North Slave Research Centre is collaborating on a CIHR funded project. Welcoming the 'Sacred Spirit' (child): Connecting Indigenous and Western 'ways of knowing' to inform future policy partnerships to optimize maternal child health service delivery initiatives in remove Canadian regions looks to identify and describe existing maternal supports for Indigenous women in Canada. The project is led by Dr. Kellie Thiessen from the University of Manitoba and Elder Katherine Whitecloud.

June, 20 2019

Each month Esri Canada recognizes people who have made significant contributions in advancing the knowledge and use of GIS. February's GIS Ambassador is none other than ARI's Garfield Giff. Please read the article by Angela Alexander to learn more about Garfield's work promoting GIS.

 

June, 20 2019

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) celebrated 100 years by awarding centennial grants to projects that support engagement activities. ARI's Garfield Giff was awarded a grant to support his work 'Growing Climate Change Awareness Amongst Students.' Garfield and his team inform Northern youth about the effects of climate-driven changes on their environment using fun-filled, entertaining, interactive and informative methods. Check out the full description of his work on the AGU's website. 

June, 20 2019

The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability released their 2018 report. More information on this important initiative can be found on their website: http://www.femicideincanada.ca. ARI's Pertice Moffitt is part of the team that advocates on behalf of the victims of femicide and raise awareness on this important issue. 

June, 20 2019

Emma Hodgson, Tracey Proverbs, and Richard Stewart will be at ARI on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm to present the results from the community-based whitefish monitoring program. All are welcome to attend.

June, 20 2019

ARI staff attended ArcticNet's Annual Scientific Meeting this year at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa from December 10-14. Vice President, Research Pippa Seccombe-Hett along with Christopher Burn, a 2018 recipient of the Governor General's Polar Medal and ARI Research Associate, and Scott Dallimore chaired a session on the United Nations Environmental Program Rapid Response Assessment on Coastal Permafrost. Davonna Kasook, ARI's Licensing Coordinator, and graduate of Aurora College delivered a paper, "Using ArcGIS Story Map as tool to educate and facilitate geo-spatial knowledge transfer' and Garfield Giff, ARI's Manager, GIS presented a paper, "Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to map and monitor the effects of climate-driven changes on the Western Arctic Environment: A Caribou Hills case study."

June, 20 2019

Read Eosense's article on how the Eosense eosFD soil flux was developed to monitor CO2  levels in soil respiration measurements in Arctic climates. Dr. Ronald Layden, in his role as Manager, North Slave Research Centre, along with ARI staff Erika Hille, Edwin Amos and St. Francis Xavier University's Chirs MacIntyre used the devices to determine if they could measure microclimate changes. The research was supported by a grant from the NSERC College and Community Innovation Fund.

December, 11 2018

In 2017, the Aurora Research Institute received funding from the Coastal Restoration Fund (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) to study permafrost thaw slumping on Kugmallit Bay and...

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December, 3 2018

Check out how ARI staff Erika Hille and Edwin Amos are training Tuktoyaktuk residents to monitor climate change in partnership with the Tuktoyaktuk Community Corporation.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/tuktoyaktuk-climate-change-program-1.4929164 

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