Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


APECS Canada Logo webYou are cordially invited to a two-day workshop entitled “Intercultural Indigenous Workshop: Sharing perspectives and experiences of research in Canada's North.” hosted at McGill University in partnership with APECS Canada

When: November 16th and 17th, 2017

Where: Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), University Centre, 3480 McTavish, Montreal, QC.

Thursday November 16th, Ballroom 301: This is a full-day workshop entitled “Indigenous Realities: A Cultural Awareness-Building” facilitated by Suzanne Keeptwo, Métis of Kichisipirini (Algonkin) descent. This presentation explores Canada’s historic relationship with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and how it impacts current realities using storytelling, music and visuals. Lunch, coffee and snacks provided. Registration required.

Evening of Thursday November 16th, Ballroom 301: All are welcome to participate in this evening event including a keynote speaker, a round table discussion on sharing perspectives and experiences of research in Canada’s North, and a networking event with cocktails and snacks available. No registration required.

Friday November 17th, Rooms Madeleine Parent and Lev Bukhman: This half-day event called “The Exchange Experience: Validating 500 Years of First Nations History” with Suzanne Keeptwo is an interactive, arts-based and experiential workshop. The workshop thrives on an indigenous teaching model in concept, structure and content. Participants become the creative collaborators exploring First Nations historical, political and social issues while guided through a creative learning process. The experience works to validate Indigenous realities and sensitize Canadians’ understandings of Aboriginal history and worldviews. Lunch not included. Registration required.

For whom: Early career scientists conducting fieldwork in Canada’s North or with an interest in conducting research on traditional territories across Canada. These workshops are targeted to graduate and post-graduate students, however undergraduates may also register.

How to sign up: Please follow this link to register for the workshops:

Costs are $35.00 + tx. for both Thursday and Friday or $20.00 + tx. for the Thursday workshop only. Presence at the Thursday workshop is a prerequisite for participation in the experiential workshop on Friday. The number of places is limited, please register early. The deadline to register is November 1st, 2017 at 5:00pm. A detailed program will be soon available.

You will find a poster promoting this event attached to this email, please share it with interested colleagues. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

We look forward to seeing you at the Indigenous Intercultural Workshop!

The IIW Planning Committee
Sophie Dufour-Beauséjour (Université INRS / Centre d’études nordiques), Marianne Falardeau (McGill University), Justine Lacombe-Bergeron (Université de Montréal), Gwyneth Anne MacMillan (Université de Montréal / Centre d’études nordiques), Allyson Menzies (McGill University), Élise Morin (Université de Montréal / Ok8APi‎ (graduated)), and Pascale Ropars (Université de Québec à Rimouski), and Cécile de Sérigny (Université de Montréal).

For any questions, please contact:
Marianne Falardeau: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Justine Lacombe-Bergeron: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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