New Article on Inuit-Youth-Led Participatory Video & Adaptation

Just in time for the annual ArcticNet Annual Scientific conference in Vancouver, BC, Arctic has released our new article on using Inuit-youth-led participatory video as a strategy to enhance adaptive capacities and support known protective facts.

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Article in International Innovations Full Release

A feature on our research on climate change and mental health in Nunatsiavut has just reached full release, and I’m pleased to share the links here. Click on the photo below to access the article online, including the embedded documentary and hyperlinks, or to download a pdf copy. Alternatively, click here for a pdf copy.


Courtesy of International Innovation – a leading scientific dissemination service.

Two Up-Coming Film Screenings

March is another great month for film screenings for Attutaunijuk Nunami/Lament for the Land. I’m pleased to announce two up-coming screenings happening this week and next.

This Friday, March 13th, Attutaunijuk Nunami is being screened as part the Tracking Shots Aboriginal Cinema Series at Wilfrid Laurier University. While I couldn’t be there in person, I will be participating in a Q&A at the end of the screening virtually. If you’re in the Waterloo area, join us (see poster below).

Next Thursday, March 19th, I have the pleasure of being hosted by the School of Environment at Laurentian University to give a talk and screen the film. If you’re in the Sudbury region, we’d love to have you join (see poster below).

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RSC College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists Video

As part of our induction into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, each member had to make a video highlighting their work. I was lucky enough to use footage from my work up in Nunatsiavut, Labrador for the visuals. Thanks to Herbie Sakalauskas from Cape Breton University for the amazing editing prowess!

Open Letter to Leona Aglukkaq

In response to Canada’s upcoming position as Chair of the Arctic Council, with Leona Aglukkaq (Federal Minister of Health) at the helm, myself and the members of the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University authored an open letter for immediate circulation.  As we say in the letter,

Canadian leadership of the Arctic Council is an opportunity to showcase the tremendous potential of the Canadian North; it is also an opportunity to examine ourselves, as Canadians and as a country with a proud and enduring Northern culture, for the purposes of reflection and change. We tender this letter as researchers, but more importantly, as Canadians with deep and abiding respect for the Arctic and its residents.


As Canadians, we feel it is particularly important that your leadership of the Arctic Council be based on an understanding of the realities and impacts of climate change in the North, and on an appreciation of the rapid changes in temperature, snowfall patterns, and sea ice extent throughout the Canadian and circumpolar regions.

CCARG Letter to Arctic Council