ArcticNet is a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada with a mandate to “bring together scientists and managers in the natural, human health, and social sciences with their partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies, and the private sector to study the impacts of climate change and modernization in the coastal Canadian Arctic.” It recently hosted its 12th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) from December 5th to 9th in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
From November 7th to 18th, 2016, six University of Waterloo students from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Arts and Environment joined world leaders in Marrakech, Morocco for the "COP22" United Nations Climate Summit. While there, the students observed negotiations on how the Paris Agreement will be implemented, learned about the challenges faced in different countries and communities, met individuals from all over the world, and experienced the power of youth dedicated to ensuring a sustainable global future.
Thanks to a dedicated "home team" of student volunteers, individuals in Waterloo got in on the action too.
Through her research, IC3 member Rebecca Saari is providing the public with information that can lead to real, observable change. With a broad scope of interests ranging from air pollution, greenhouse gases, and trade to environmental inequality, she is doing her part in the fight against climate change.
Bridging the gap between science and policy is an important process that requires constant refining and examination. Heather Douglas, with a background in the history and philosophy of science, and Elizabeth Atkinson, with a background in federal policy, are striving to build connections between the two worlds through their work at UWaterloo.