Saturday, December 15, 2018

Hoarfrost River environmental field study

Students from Ontario’s Wilfrid Laurier University and Yellowknife high-school students head to a remote research site in the Northwest Territories for a once in...

Sharp-toothed giants of the ocean

Remarkably, there exists an animal species that has persisted since the dawn of the 1600s, a group of dark, slow-moving giants that live deep in...

Pole to pole – Positive steps towards a Canadian Antarctic research program

Canada is the second largest polar nation, and among the wealthiest, giving it a responsibility to lead in scientific research and knowledge dissemination of...

Can Arctic Char adapt to a changing North?

Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus), one of the most interesting freshwater fish species in Canada, is an important cultural, subsistence, and economic resource for inhabitants...

Climate warming leads to changes in river ice across the Yukon Territory

There is a long-standing tradition where locals bet on the timing of ice break-up on the Yukon River in Dawson, Yukon. On April 23,...

Leading Polar research

Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) is primed to set Canada at the forefront of the search for new knowledge of the polar regions. Based in...

Canadian High Arctic Research Station prepares for opening in 2017

As construction of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) progresses in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, plans are underway for the Station’s grand opening in...

Yellowknife Lakes

The final frontier in exploratory fish biology For an ichthyologist with a Ph.D., my fall assignment sounded routine: a basic lake-wide survey of fish in...

Flat Plants from a Flat Land

Would you believe me if I told you that a plant in the coffee family grows wild on the expansive tundra outside Arviat, Nunavut,...

Certification and training helps develop healthy lifestyles

“You have the ability to change a life this summer. How are you going to do it?” Executive Director Dawn Currie asks participants at...