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47 ACUNS 2015 - Student Converence ACUNS 2015 - Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies Student Conference (international) Nov. 5th - 8th, 2015 - Arctic Institute of North America and University of Calgary - Canada Abstract submission is now open! The Organizing Committee of ACUNS 2015 Due North: Next Generation Arctic Research & Leadership is pleased to announce that the Call for Abstracts in now open. The international Student Conference will take place in Calgary November 5-8, 2015. Abstracts will be accepted until May 31, 2015. Please share this information with all colleagues and students. To submit an abstract, please visit the ACUNS 2015 Abstract Submission Page (; to register for the conference, please visit the ACUNS 2015 Conference Registration Page ( BACKGROUND: The Arctic Institute of North America and the University of Calgary will host the next Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies 2015 Student Conference (ACUNS 2015) from November 5-8, 2015. This interdisciplinary conference is a gathering of early career scholars working on all topics related to the circumpolar North ( ). We are pleased to announce that ACUNs 2015 will include pre-conference workshops starting on Nov. 4th, meetings, networking opportunities, and other side events, including an optional tour to Banff National Park on Nov. 9th. Conference Themes: C1: Arctic Communities: Resilience, Management, Culture, Indigenous Knowledge. C2: Arctic Sustainable Development: Sovereignty, Infrastructure, Healthcare, Tourism, Land Management, Protected areas, Citizen Engagement. C3: Arctic Wildlife, Ecosystem and Biodiversity: Flora & Fauna, Vegetation, Habitats, Food system, Migration patterns, Wildlife health and monitoring, Forest fire, Species Endangerment, Impacts, Conservation, Management. C4: Arctic Food Security: Food sovereignty, Subsistence, Productivity, Transportation, Food safety. C5: Arctic Landscapes: Geology, Geomorphology, Hydrology, Glaciology. C6: Climate Change and adaptation: Arctic Warming, Extreme events, Climate variability, Biogeochemical Cycles, Changing Landscapes, Building Resilience. C7: Disaster Risk Management: Oil Spills, Toxic contaminants, Coastal Floods, Mitigation, Capacity Building. C8: Policy, Politics and Leadership: Commerce, Geopolitics, Climate Laws, International Organizations. C9: Arctic Environment (Data and Techniques): Remote Sensing, Modeling, Surveying, Data sources, Ice core drilling. C10: Arctic Resources: Renewable energy, Fossil fuels, Fishing, Oil and Gas, Exploitation, Consultation. C11: Future of the Arctic: Opportunities & Vulnerabilities, Mitigation, Culture, Climate, Wildlife, Indigenous Communities, Economy, Sustainability Please contact the conference organizing committee at if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you! We are still looking for volunteers to help us organize this event and to promote the conference at your own institutions. Contact us for more information. 0 Discussions 0 Posts