ENCS Winter Field School 2020
Road to Skagway

Research Funding opportunities available!

Scholarship and Travel Award deadline changed to September 15th 2019!

Dr. Fiona Schmiegelow, the new director of UAlberta North

UAlberta North welcomes Dr. Fiona Schmiegelow as the new Director.

Fiona is a Professor in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta and Director of the Northern Programs for the Faculty.

Her significant expertise and relationships in the North will be a tremendous asset to UAlberta North as it continues to build partnerships with institutions, communities and northern knowledge-holders, and to support students and faculty working in the region.

The Ashley and Janet Cameron Endowment provides funding to boost Northern and Circumpolar research and studies at the University of Alberta.

In the spirit of the Cameron endowment, the Cameron Visiting Scholar Program will contribute to enhancing the teaching and research activity of the University of Alberta and to building cooperation and relationships with faculty engaged in Northern/Circumpolar research.

Paul Harrison

Meet our prior Visiting Scholar Dr Paul Harrison, holder of the Cameron Visiting Scholar from 31 March – 30 April 2019. Paul is a researcher in Contemporary Arts Practice at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Paul is involved in projects in the Northwest Territories, particularly with the Tlicho and Dehcho Dene through collaboration with Gavin Renwick (Art and Design). While here, he will also be working with Sean Caulfield (Art and Design).


UAlberta North supports students through grants, awards, training, and summer internships, including the Engage North program.

Are you a student who is interested in Northern Studies? View our list of available Northern Courses and our Scholarships and Awards. Also, check out the opportunities available at Yukon College!

Are you doing work in northern Alberta or the North of the southern permafrost line? You may be eligible for several grants UAlberta North manages - check out the Funding Page!

Are you a student interested in Northern research or just in the North? Join the Circumpolar Students Association - its open to all students with an interest in the Boreal, Circumpolar and Arctic regions.

Are you a new Faculty Member working on Northern issues? Check out the Faculty seed fund!

Engage North Program

Training for 2019 Interns with Maggie, Malaya, Laura, Liza and Emily (and Sila)!

News in the North

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UAlberta North Spotlight - Jeff Birchall

Jeff Birchall, UAlberta researcher, is spearheading the UActic Thematic Network on Local-Scale Planning, Climate Change, and Resilience - click for more details!

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