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Leading Experts Come Together to Discuss Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic

November 30, 2017

Community invited to December 5 workshop in new Trent Student Centre

Leading Experts Come Together to Discuss Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic

Researchers, policy-makers, diplomats, and Indigenous leaders will come together at Trent University Tuesday, December 5 for an exciting discussion on the potential impact of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on the North.

“As one of only three universities in North America taking part in a series of workshops like this, Trent University is excited to be hosting this event,” explained Dr. Heather Nicol, professor in the Trent School of the Environment, and one of the workshop’s organizers. “As a partner with the Polar Research and Policy Initiative and University College London, Trent will take the comments, discussion and feedback that comes out of this event and bring forward to the United Nations meeting in New York in 2019.”

Speakers at the workshop will include:

  • Inuuteq Holm Olsen, Minister Plenipotentiary for Greenland in the US and Canada
  • Dawn Lavell-Harvard, director, First Peoples House of Learning and former president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada
  • Tony Penikett, former premier of the Yukon
  • Eva Wu, co-founder, North in Focus
  • Dr. Tom Hutchinson, former chair, Canadian Polar Commission and professor emeritus at Trent University
  • Dr. Heather Nicol, faculty member in the Trent School of Environment
  • Dr. Chris Furgal, professor in the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies at Trent
  • Terzah Tippin Poe, lecturer at Harvard University

Professor David Newhouse, director of the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies at Trent will moderate the workshop, and Dr. Asaf Zohar, chair of the Master’s in Sustainability Studies program at Trent, will be a commentator for the event.

The Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic workshop is free and open to all members of the Peterborough and Trent communities. The event will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Stohn Hall (1.22) in the new Student Centre at Trent University.