Launch of UAlberta North renews focus on northern research and education – U of A

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Launch of UAlberta North renews focus on northern research and education – U of A

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 2016231 Views

February 1, 2016

The University of Alberta is doubling down on its commitment to the North with a new office dedicated to bringing together researchers, educators and northern peoples.

UAlberta North replaces the Canadian Circumpolar Institute with a refreshed mandate, according to director Roger Epp. Though not formally a research institute, as was CCI, the new unit will “facilitate research and build profile for that work.”

“We don’t have research projects of our own, but are looking to facilitate large-scale collaborations by building a community of researchers across the university,” he says, adding that the office will also serve as an information hub and make it easier for students to study in the North.

Read More: https://uofa.ualberta.ca/news-and-events/newsarticles/2016/january/launch-of-ualberta-north-renews-focus-on-northern-research-and-education

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