Each year the School organizes a series of public talks on the “north” broadly defined. Building on Trent’s established role as a centre of innovation on northern research (and in combination with the Roberta Bondar Fellowship in Northern Studies) these lectures are a key feature of academic life at Trent.
North at Trent 2023-2024 Lecture Series
Security and Socio-Economic Inequalities in the North
with Dr. Gérard Duhaime and Dr. Karen Everett from Laval University
November 30, 2023
7:30 pm ET
Bagnani Hall, Traill College (in person)
Register to join remotely (via zoom)
For over a decade, the concept of security in the Arctic has expanded beyond traditional military concerns and is inclusive of a range of issues, including those affecting human and economic security, for example. Concerns such as these are often addressed though different policies. In 2019, Canada released it’s Arctic and Northern Policy Framework (ANPF) that takes a more holistic approach to policy development, encompassing several areas, including but not limited to health, education, the economy, and traditional security. Priorities from territorial and Inuit partners are also expressed through their own chapters. This presentation examines different socio-economic inequalities in relation to the ANPF and argues that unless they are adequately addressed, they contribute to insecurity in the Canadian North.
Many lectures from previous years were recorded.