The North


One of the Earth’s most unique and delicate polar ecosystems, the Arctic is home to considerable biodiversity, sizable natural resources of oil, gas, minerals, freshwater, and fish and one of the last and most extensive continuous wilderness areas in the world. 

Globalization and the rapid acceleration resulting from climate change in the North have created a demand for science-based innovation in the conservation, management and governance of Arctic resources.

The focus of this EUCE UAlberta theme addresses common social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and geostrategic challenges related to development in the Arctic.  In partnership with the Canadian Circumpolar Institute, one of the world’s leading centres of research on the North, we host public lectures, produce briefing papers, and will host a high-level workshop of policy-makers, researchers and NGOs to coincide with the conclusion of Canada’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

Theme Leader:  Dr.  Mark Nuttall