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U of S to Host 2007 ACUNS’ Student Conference on Northern Studies

April 28, 2006

More than 150 students from across the Northern world will converge at the University of Saskatchewan for the 8th Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies’ (ACUNS) Student Conference October 19th – 21st, 2007. 


The 2007 conference, Melting Boundaries: Accomplishing Effective Research in the Circumpolar World, will address human and environmental research from an interdisciplinary perspective. 


“We are excited to provide this opportunity for students engaged in northern research to network, exchange ideas and broaden their understanding of northern research being conducted in Canada and around the world,” said Hayley Hesseln, director of the U of S Centre for Studies in Agriculture, Law and the Environment.


The conference, held every three years, will bring together more than 150 students from the northern world to gain a broader understanding of research and experiences that span geographic, scientific, cultural and political boundaries.


The U of S is a member institution of ACUNS and the University of the Arctic, and has a strong focus in northern research including: a nationally recognized Toxicology Centre and the Northern Ecosystem Toxicology Initiative; the National Hydrology Research Institute; the only research group for arctic parasitology; one of only four veterinary colleges in Canada; the headquarters for the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre; and a Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health (Sylvia Abonyi). 


Melting Boundaries will coincide with the International Polar Year and the U of S’s centenary. 


“We welcome and encourage student participation from all disciplines,” said Hesseln.


ACUNS represents Canada’s northern and polar researchers at its 39 member universities and colleges across Canada.





For more information, contact:

Hayley Hesseln

Director, Centre for Studies in Agriculture, Law and the Environment

(306) 966-8407


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