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Student researchers receive awards


The 2020 ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting took place virtually this year from December 7‐10. 

One of ArcticNet’s main objectives is to contribute to the training of the next generation of scientists needed to study, model, manage and ensure the stewardship of the changing Canadian Arctic. To encourage student research, ArcticNet holds an annual poster competition for excellence in research and presentation. 

Winners in the Science category were: 

Third place, Joe Boyle for Summer and Autumn Temperatures – but not growing season length – influence growth of a dwarf willow in coastal Arctic Tundra. 

Second place, Cory Savage for Application of Artificial Substrate Samplers. 

First place, Danielle Nowosad for Using DNA barcoding to assess biodiversity and phylo geography of freshwater invertebrates in the Canadian Arctic. 

Winners in the Marine category were: 

Third place, Lisa Matthes for Spring primary production in relation to various environmental drivers in Hudson Bay. 

Second place, Veronica Coppolaro for Marine mammal and vessel traffic acoustic survey off the Southern coast of Southampton Island, Hudson Bay. 

First place, Pascale Caissy for Impact of Early Sea Ice Breakup on Age 0 Arctic Cod feeding success in the Canadian Arctic. 

Winners in the Social and Health Science Category were: 

Third place, Melissa Weber for Community Perspectives on Tourism Development around the Franklin Wrecks. 

Second place, Jason Carpenter for Iqlulingmiut Uses and Needs of Weather, Water, Ice and Climate (WWIC) Information and Services – Preliminary Results. 

First place, Zander Chila for Climateinduced Changes to Fishing Opportunity: A Case Study in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. 

An additional Inuit Partnership of Excellence Award is granted to a student poster that addresses the following criteria: the research must address a community need or priority, Inuit are engaged throughout all aspects of the project and communicated with throughout, Inuit are partners on the project and their names listed as authors on the poster, and the project and poster contributes to Inuit capacity building and training development. 

This year’s award went to Maeva Gauthier for her poster 1, 2, 3, Action! Inuit Youth Engage ment on Climate Change using Participatory Video. 

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