Inuit Perspectives on Water Research

Through the Environmental Technician Program at Nunavut Arctic College, I got the opportunity to work with University of Ottawa focusing on a community-based project regarding water security in Hall Beach and Igloolik. I have been living in Nunavut most of my life, so I know … Continue readingInuit Perspectives on Water Research

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Boat Hunt

The lakes that #teamwater sample can be deep, sometimes chest waders simply won’t cut it. For the deeper lakes, we’ll need a boat. The boat hunt began with simple instructions: find the grey inflatable Zodiac boat somewhere within the Nunavut Research Institute and take inventory of … Continue readingBoat Hunt

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Igloolik’s Water Infrastructure

We were lucky to get an inside look at the newly upgraded Igloolik municipal water system. Since the reservoir ran dry in 2015, Igloolik’s reservoir has been expanded, new piping has been put in between Mianiqsivik (the ‘feeding lake’) and the reservoir, and a state-of-the-art … Continue readingIgloolik’s Water Infrastructure

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Off to Hall Beach

Part of #teamwater flew to Hall Beach on June 4th to engage with the community on topics related to water security. The small community was very friendly and eager to talk about water. We learned that people are collecting ice to melt and drink from … Continue readingOff to Hall Beach

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#TeamWater Incoming

Team Water arrived in Iqaluit, Nunavut on May 31st, bright eyed and bushy tailed only to be greeted by… … snow! After spending the past weeks researching communities, climate, and culture, the time was finally here to begin research on identifying water vulnerabilities in Northern … Continue reading#TeamWater Incoming

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Arctic Biomonitoring

How can we quantify the effects of environmental stressors on northern trophic systems? Our baseline knowledge of northern aquatic ecosystems is often extremely limited and site-specific, forcing many studies to draw conclusions assuming overarching affects between environmental conditions and biota. Few studies have attempted to … Continue readingArctic Biomonitoring

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