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Where the Arctic Meets the Internet: Trent University Announces Canada’s First Online Circumpolar Studies Diploma

First-ever fully-online diploma program of its kind to shine light on changing environment of the circumpolar region

Global interest in the circumpolar region is on the rise and now, more than ever, it’s important to deepen our understanding of Northern perspectives and the impact the circumpolar region has on the rest of the world – to address this need, Trent University has announced the creation of Canada’s first fully-online Circumpolar Studies Diploma.

Launching in fall 2018, and offered exclusively online, the Circumpolar Studies Diploma will bring together scholars from across Canada and around the world to study the most important topics surrounding the circumpolar region’s people and landscapes, its geographical and historical contexts, and issues of security in a changing political and environmental climate.

Speaking on the impact of the program, Dr. Heather Nicol, professor in the Trent School of the Environment, said:

“This comprehensive curriculum reflects the most current thinking about topics of importance to everyone – from undergraduate students looking for an understanding of our changing world to those who live and work in the North in an era of rapid change.”

Developed by University of the Arctic specialists, together with experts from the Trent School of Environment, the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, the School for the Study of Canada, and more, this unique and flexible program provides student with the opportunity to learn from leading faculty members in the study of the Arctic and Canada’s North from anywhere in the world.

The online diploma format will allow students to complete the program as a one-year diploma, or as a postgraduate diploma.

Applications for the Circumpolar Studies diploma program are now being accepted. Learn more at trentu.ca/futurestudents/circumpolar

Posted on May 31, 2018