The 8th International ACUNS Student Conference on Northern Studies, titled Melting Boundaries: Carrying Out Effective Research in the Circumpolar World will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on October 19-21, 2007. We are thrilled to announce that the conference will feature a keynote address by Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a renowned Inuit activist who was recently recognized by her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Students from all disciplines of northern research, encompassing both the natural and social sciences, are encouraged to attend and participate in the conference. Sessions will feature the work of students researching:
• Contaminant Fate, Transport, and Toxicity
• Northern Public Policy
• Paleoecology & Paleoenvironments
• Cultural Reclamation and Protection
• Physical Geography & Earth Sciences
• Land Claims
• Hydrology and Climatology
• Ethics and Research in the North
• Biodiversity, Biogeography, and Ecology
• Research Partnerships and Collaborations
• Community and Population Health
• Archaeology and Geoarcheology
• Intellectual Property Rights
However, the above list is not exhaustive and we welcome abstracts from students from all disciplines of northern studies. The intent of this conference is to showcase student research that has a northern scope with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary research. Platform presentations are limited to 30 minutes, with 20-25 minutes per platform followed by 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion. Poster presentations will be organized into a 90 minutes session, during which the author(s) must be available for questions and discussion. Students presenting research on public policy may submit a paper for consideration for the SIPP Best Student Paper on Public Policy Research, sponsored by the Saskatchewan Institute for Public Policy Research. Students not interested in consideration for a Best Paper Award need not submit a full manuscript.
Financial assistance will be available to students to improve the accessibility of the conference.
Abstracts (less than 400 words) can be submitted online at http://acuns2007.onware.ca.
Early-Bird Registration Opens April 15th, 2007. Deadline for submission of abstract has been extended to May 15, 2007. Notification of acceptance will be delivered by May 30th, 2007. Submission of manuscript by September 30th, 2007 (for SIPP Best Student Paper Award).
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