Trent University Graduate Students Awarded in Ottawa for Arctic Research


Strongest showing by any single university at ArcticNet research conference

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, Peterborough

In late December at the ArcticNet conference held in Ottawa, amidst over 500 participants, Trent graduate students won 6 awards for poster presentations of their research on the North.

Many of these students were part of the recent Northern Studies Colloquium organized by the grad students at Trent in the first week of December.

Here is a list of Trent student winners and their awards:

  • Annabelle Baya, ELS Ph.D. - third place in the natural sciences - marine category
  • Kaitlin Breton-Honeyman, ENLS Ph.D. - second place in Health and Social Sciences
  • Meghan Buckham, CDS/IS M.A. - third place in Health and Social Sciences
  • Jennie Knopp, ELS Ph.D. - first place in ASA Art Exhibit
  • Jenn Robus, ELS M.Sc. - second place in ASA Art Exhibit
  • Agata Durkalec CDS/IS M.A. - honourable mention in the Inuit partnership award

As the largest annual Arctic research gathering held in Canada, the ArcticNet annual meeting is the ideal venue to present results from all fields of Arctic research and stimulate networking and partnership activities.


For more information, please contact: Dr. Chris Furgal, associate professor, Indigenous Environmental Studies, 705-748-1011 Ext 7953,