International Congress of Circumpolar Health in Finland

In June, members of our research team from across Canada and the Circumpolar North converge in Oulu, Finland, for the International Congress of Circumpolar Health. It was a great Congress, full of interesting presentations, innovations, and Indigenous leadership, all focused on improving Circumpolar health and wellness.

Our team had a number of oral presentations and posters on topics related to Circumpolar health, including climate change and mental health, cultural mentorship programs for health and resilience, youth-identified protective factors in a changing climate, impacts of climate change on remote healthcare providers, analyzing trends in Circumpolar health literature, and Inuit knowledge and adaptation to climate change.

  1. Cunsolo Willox, A. Shiwak, I., Wood, M., the IlikKuset-Ilingannet Team, and the Rigolet Inuit Community Government. (June 2015). IlikKuset-Ilingannet/Culture-Connect: Promoting Cultural-Based Youth Mentorship Programs to Support Mental Health & Resilience in Nunatsiavut, Labrador. International Congress of Circumpolar Health, Oulu Finland.
  2. Cunsolo Willox, A., Shiwak, I., Wood, M., the IMHACC Team, and the Rigolet Inuit Government. (June 2015). Climate Change: The Next Challenge for Circumpolar Mental Health. International Congress of Circumpolar Health, Oulu Finland.
  3. Jones, J., Cunsolo Willox, A., and Harpers, S. (June 2015). Bridging Dichotomies in Circumpolar Health Research: Initial Findings from a Systematic Realist Review. International Congress of Circumpolar Health, Oulu Finland.
  4. Petrasek MacDonald, J., Cunsolo Willox, A., Ford, J., Baikie, M., Shiwak, I., the IMHACC Team, and the Rigolet Inuit Community Government. (June 2015). Youth-Identified Protective factors in a Changing Climate: Perspectives from Inuit Youth in Nunatsiavut, Labrador. International Congress of Circumpolar Health, Oulu Finland.
  5. Budden, E., Cunsolo Willox, A., Wood, M., the IMHACC Team, and the Rigolet Inuit Community Government. (June 2015). Climate Change Impacts on Remote Health Care Providers in Northern Canada: A Case Study from Nunatsiavut, Labrador. International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Oulu, Finland.
  6. Petrasek MacDonald, J., Ford, J., Chatwood, S., Cunsolo Willox, A., Edge, V., Farahbakhsh, K., Furgal, C., Harper, S., Mauro, I., Pearce, T., and Stephenson, E. (June 2015). Inuit Traditional Knowledge for Adapting to the Health Effects of Climate Change. International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Oulu, Finland.

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