Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The archived webinars provide additional perspectives and advice on non-academic careers and transitions to alternative careers. Additional webinars will be added periodically and suggestions for additional webinars to add are welcome.

Non-academic or alternative careers in polar research

Panel Discussion - Non-academic or alternative careers in polar research from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

After spending so much time at university, some of us may not be able to comprehend life outside of it. In this webinar, a panel of speakers discuss career opportunities in polar science outside the university setting.

Mentor Panel: Faustine Bernadac (Polar Field Services), Kristina Creek (ARCUS), Dorte Dissing (ABR Environmental Research and Services), Kriss Rokkan Iversen (SALT, Norway), Angela Matz (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Recorded on 22 February 2011.

This video is part of an online lecture series coordinated by APECS, US NSF ARCSS Thermokarst Project, and the University of Canterbury to help early career polar researchers navigate their careers. For more information on the full series, visit

Making the Transition from Academia to Consulting

Making the Transition from Academia to Consulting from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

Panel discussion by: Cameron McNaughton, Golder Associates Ltd.; Alex Taylor, Golder Associates Ltd.; Pablo Wainstein, BGC Engineering; and Kristina Backtstrand, Enact Sustainable Solutions

This webinar will give people, who may be apprehensive of working for industry, a view on what it’s like to continue doing important, interesting work in a setting outside academia.

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