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The people, places, events and latest research of Canada’s subarctic and Arctic regions, one of the fastest-changing environments on Earth

RCGS, Fellows, explore, Arctic, environment, mapping

Gordon Osinski, a planetary geologist at Western University in London, Ont., led a 2018 expedition to map parts of Devon Island’s exposed Precambrian Shield — Arctic coastlines that have never been surveyed by on-the-ground teams. (Photo: Gordon Osinski)

Photo: Gordon Osinski
From a solo ski and mountain-climbing expedition to the South Pole to a project that mapped portions of Devon Island’s coasts for the first time, see what just a few of the RCGS’s Fellows have been working on in late 2018
Arctic Indigenous Wellness Project, indigenous, suicide prevention, homelessness, therapy, education

Members of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Project, winners of the $1-million 2017 Arctic Inspiration Prize. (Photo: Arctic Inspiration Prize/Patrick Doyle)

Photo: Arctic Inspiration Prize/Patrick Doyle
A look back at some of the amazing projects that have won the $1-million Arctic Inspiration Prize
A display of northern lights over the northwest passage

A display of northern lights over the Northwest Passage in the Canadian High Arctic. (Photo: Scott Forsyth/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Scott Forsyth/Can Geo Photo Club
In the stillness of an Arctic midwinter night, an old church bell rang out, and I stopped breathing for a few seconds
Hebron Mission Station 1906 with Harmony ship in background

A view of Hebron mission station in 1906 with the supply ship Harmony (No. 5) visible in the bay. The Harmony brought Spanish influenza to Labrador in 1918. (Photo: Hebron, Bucht mit Eisschollen und Harmony 1906 by Bohlmann, Ernst, 1864-1945. Archives and Special Collections, Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Archives and Special Collections, Memorial University of Newfoundland
An excerpt from We All Expected to Die: Spanish Influenza in Labrador, 1918-1919
Laurie Sarkadi Voice in the Wild

In her memoir, “Voice in the Wild,” journalist Laurie Sarkadi shares stories from nearly three decades of living off-grid in Yellowknife, N.W.T. (Images courtesy Caitlin Press)

Images courtesy Caitlin Press
In her memoir, Voice in the Wild, journalist Laurie Sarkadi shares stories from her nearly 30 years living off-grid in the Subarctic, with wolves, bears and caribou as her neighbours
How the Northern Scientific Training Program helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

An NSTP grant helped Ann Balasubramaniam go to northern Yukon in 2008, when she was a doctoral student, to collaborate on freshwater ecosystem research with the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. Balasubramaniam, shown taking water samples on Mary Netro Lake with Devon Kyikavichik, now works for Polar Knowledge Canada in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. (Photo: Ann Balasubramaniam)

Photo: Ann Balasubramaniam
In the face of climate change, the government’s long-running Northern Scientific Training Program has never been more crucial
How the Northern Scientific Training Program helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

Une subvention du PFSN a aidé Ann Balasubramaniam à se rendre dans le nord du Yukon en 2008, alors qu’elle était étudiante au doctorat, pour mener des recherches sur les écosystèmes d’eau douce en collaboration avec la Première Nation Vuntut Gwitchin. Balasubramaniam, qu’on voit ici prélever des échantillons d’eau du lac Mary Netro avec Devon Kyikavichik, travaille aujourd’hui pour Savoir polaire Canada à Cambridge Bay, au Nunavut. (Photo : Ann Balasubramaniam)

Photo : Ann Balasubramaniam
Dans le contexte du changement climatique, le Programme de formation scientifique dans le Nord du gouvernement, établi depuis longtemps, n’a jamais été aussi essentiel
Prince Leopold Island migratory bird sanctuary, nunavut, sea ice, Arctic

When it comes to climate change, what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic. (Photo: Andrew Lovesey/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Andrew Lovesey/Canadian Geographic
Because temperatures in the Arctic are rising faster than anywhere else in the world, we must look to the experiences of Inuit as a harbinger of what is to come — and seek their guidance on how to live sustainably
Minister Wilkinson

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announces a $1 million investment in environmental response equipment in Victoria in September 2018. (Photo: Office of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans)

Photo: Office of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
The new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard sits down with Canadian Geographic for an exclusive interview on a range of topics, from salmon to whales to ‘last ice’
Lady Franklin, Sir John Franklin, London, Arctic, explorer, Erebus, Terror

Erika Behrisch Elce’s new book develops the character of the famously private Lady Franklin through imagined letters to her explorer husband, written around the time of his untimely Arctic death. (Images, clockwise from left: Stonehouse Publishing; Amelie Romilly, 1815/public domain; National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London)

Images, clockwise from left: Stonehouse Publishing; Amelie Romilly, 1815/public domain; National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
A new novel by Erika Behrisch Elce brings Lady Franklin — widow of doomed polar explorer Sir John Franklin — to life in new and creative ways
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