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Lessons Learned from Community-Engaged Research and Capacity Enhancement: North-South Collaborations to support Low-Impact Arctic Shipping Corridors Decision-Making
This is the second of two webinars exploring topics related to community-driven research carried out under the University of Ottawa-led Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices research project ( The Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices research project involved 14 communities across Arctic Canada, including 59 Inuit and Northern youth as community researchers, and resulted in a series of locally-informed community-specific maps to inform Arctic waters users about the significant socio-cultural, archaeological and ecological areas, and local travel routes, for integration into the Low Impact Shipping Corridors.

This virtual, interactive session focuses on the ‘lessons learned’ from the project from the perspectives of the academic research community, community partners, and youth community researchers, with potential lessons for industry and government representatives who are interested in collaborating with Northern communities.

Dr. Natalie Carter of the University of Ottawa, the project Community Research Lead, will present on the benefits, challenges, and lessons learned. Shirley Tagalik, of the Arviat Aqqiumavvik Society will discuss the unexpected outcomes from the research project for her community relevant to safety issues with shipping and travel, ice monitoring and mapping, and infrastructure location. Natasha Simonee, a community researcher and partner in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet, Nunavut) will share insights from her involvement with the project including suggestions for communicating and working with community partners. Dr. Amber Silver, Assistant Professor, University at Albany, New York and CORC CoP Co-Lead, will moderate the session.

Webinar Hosts: CMSRF ( and CORC CoP (, two communities of practice supported by MEOPAR ( Network, a federally funded Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE).

May 7, 2021 09:30 AM in Vancouver

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