Trent School of the Environment offers a unique online diploma for students who wish to undertake a single academic year of study (September to April) focused upon the landscape, peoples, and contemporary issues of concern in the Circumpolar world. This interdisciplinary program is the first fully-online diploma in Circumpolar Studies at a Canadian university.
The Circumpolar Studies program is also an exciting way for students attending UArctic member institutions to learn about the North. It gives students the opportunity to learn about the lands, peoples, and issues of the Circumpolar North and prepares them for advanced study or professional employment in fields as diverse as sustainable resource management, self-government, Arctic engineering, and northern tourism. Special emphasis is given to matters concerning Indigenous Peoples of the Circumpolar North.
Please note that only students enrolled in the diploma program may obtain the diploma (Trent students currently enrolled in a degree program may choose to complete the Option in Circumpolar Studies.
Upcoming Virtual Events
Being Circumpolar a Student Symposium in Three Parts: November 20th-24th, Various Times.
These three events will highlight peoples and cultures, lands and environments and contemporary issues surrounding the Circumpolar North. These events will serve as a great opportunity to learn from firsthand experts in the field and ask any questions you may have about the listed topics.
Correction: The talk on Monday November 20th with Liisa Holmberg will be taking place at 3pm Finnish Time (EET), which is 8am (EST).
Keep your eyes open for more information on Summer field course opportunities with Circumpolar Studies - Coming Soon!