Are We Stressing out the Arctic?

About the event

While change has been termed a normal state of affairs in the Arctic, the pace and extent of current ecological and societal transformations are unprecedented. They are also accompanied by a high level of uncertainty concerning the future guise of Arctic change and its mid- to long-term impacts. In addition to the numerous effects of climate change, rapid social and economic developments, such as migration, tourism, resource extraction, shifting political relations, geopolitics, and more generally the forces of globalization, have far-reaching impacts on the Arctic’s social, ecological, and socio-ecological systems.

What does science say about the state of the Arctic regions? What are some of the societal impacts of climate change and globalization processes on specific societal sectors, Arctic peoples? What are some of the policy challenges to addressing these issues?

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Welcome Remarks

Margaret McCuaig-Johnston

Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Senior Fellow, ISSP, uOttawa



Danika Goosney

Dr. Danika Goosney, Vice-President, Research Grants and Scholarships Directorate at Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)



Professor Jackie Dawson, Core Member of the ISSP, Canada Research Chair in Environment, Society and Policy, and Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, uOttawa



John Smol

Professor John Smol, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change and Full Professor, Department of Biology, Queen’s University



Tim Argetsinger

Tim Argetsinger, Executive Political Adviser, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Closing Remarks

Helle Tosine

Helle Tosine, Past Board Chair, Royal Canadian Institute for Science


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