The Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research is pleased to invite community gardeners to our fourth Community Gardener Gathering – Working Together to Grow More 4: Growing a Food Secure Yukon, March 14th & 15th, 2017.
Norma Kassi will be traveling to the Universty of Alberta in Edmonton next week as a special guest to present a Yukon-perspective on the issues of climate change, Indigenous food sovereignty and strategic adaptation.
The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust just announced their call for proposals for 2017-18. There is $175,000 of funding available and requests of up to a maximum of $15,000 are encouraged (however any amount will be considered).
A report released in early November to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) office by the Dietitians of Canada (DC) contains many recommendations for the review of INAC's Nutrition North Canada (NNC) program.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH) is seeking applications for Elder-youth pairs to participate in a dialogue on Indigenous health and wellness.
In partnership with Kluane First Nation (KFN) we are pleased to announce the recent release of KFN's Remembering Our Past Nourishing Our Future DVD which was produced in collaboration with AICBR as part the Nourishing Our Future project. We have been working with KFN over the past 3 years and this documentary is the culmination of a tremendous amount of great work that the community has done to reclaim their culture, traditions, food security, and future wellbeing.
Members of the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research (AICBR) team just returned home from attending Food Secure Canada's 9th National Assembly in Toronto, with many outcomes to share.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 - CPAWS and Yukon Conservation Society hosted a 2-hour All-Party Election Forum on the Environment at the Beringia Centre in Whitehorse in lead up to the Territorial Election November 7th.
Whitehorse, YT – Food Secure Canada (FSC) recently announced the recipients of the 3rd Cathleen Kneen award: Norma Kassi, Co-Founder of and Director of Indigenous Collaboration at the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research (AICBR) and Abra Brynne, Agriculture and Food Systems Consultant.
The Trent Community Research Centre is looking for a post-doctoral fellow in community-based research. This 12-month fellowship is full-time and contributes to the Community First: Impact of Community Engagement (CFICE) research project.
May 18th-19th, 2016, the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research (AICBR) brought together delegates from across the territory and beyond to discuss the issue of food security and develop some actionable outcomes and priorities for moving forward together towards a food secure Yukon.
The University of Guelph is currently looking to hire First Nations, Inuit and Métis Scholars (either recently graduated PhD students or PhD students almost through their degree) for various faculty appointments. The university is hiring candidates in any field and is particularly interested in someone with a background in nutrition, food sovereignty, ethnobotany, or traditional food systems.
The Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research (AICBR) is hosting its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 15th from 12:00-1:00pm, followed by an Open House. Please join us at 308 Hanson St.
The Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research (AICBR) is hosting three events related to food security at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, May 18th - 19th, to bring people together from across the territory, Canada and neighbouring Alaska.
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This week youth from Kluane First Nation are in Waterloo testing fish samples to determine contaminant levels and nutrient values of fish from Kluane Lake as part of joint food security project with Kluane First Nation, the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research and University of Waterloo. The project, titled, “Nourishing Our Future: Building on Kluane First Nations Community Food Strategy & Youth Engagement in traditions related to Fisheries and Fish Health in Kluane Lake”, helps to answer questions raised within the Kluane First Nation community and provides a better understanding of local perceptions about nutrients and contaminant levels in traditional food sources. It builds on community-based, participatory research and Indigenous knowledge approaches and combines scientific and traditional knowledge for a better understanding of food security issues in the region and how to secure sustainable food sources for future generations.
Preliminary analyses show mercury levels to be very low in Lake Trout and Whitefish of Kluane Lake. This is good news amidst the rising health concerns over mercury in fish in many northern communities.
This project has been generously funded through the Government of Canada's Northern Contaminants Program, Yukon Fish & Wildlife Enhancement Fund and Dän Keyi Renewable Resources Council.
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND APPLIED HUMAN SCIENCES
Department of Geography
Mining, Aboriginal Communities and Well-Being
Ben Bradshaw, Associate Professor, and Jen Jones, PhD candidate and Trudeau Scholar, are looking to recruit a masters student to complete research with them and the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation on mining and community well-being. Preference will be given to residents of Yukon.
Eligible candidates would enrol in the University of Guelph's Geography's MA program (see http://www.uoguelph.ca/geography/graduate-programs-geography) starting September 2016, and spend two semesters completing course work in advance of starting Yukon-based field work in summer 2017 (with potential preliminary fieldwork in summer 2016). The selected candidate could expect minimum guaranteed support of $20,500 in year 1 (semesters 1 to 3) and $10,500 in year 2 (semesters 4 and 5), plus coverage of all field expenses.
Interested students with a background in Geography or a relevant social science, and no less than an 80% average in their senior undergraduate years can secure more information from Jen Jones at email@example.com or Ben Bradshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Tread Lightly" was one of the messages of the National Film Board's new Canadian short entitled "Norma's Story". AICBR's Norma Kassi tells her story of growing up in Old Crow and the way that climate change has affected the land and the people. "Norma's Story" won best Canadian short at Planet in Focus...
In June, Katelyn had the opportunity to travel to Oulu Finland and participate in the Summer School of the 16th International Congress on Circumpolar Health. Over the course of three days (June 6-8 2015), courses included Community-Based Participatory Research Principles and Practices in the North and..
Inaugural Session of the Science Communication Winter 2016 Lunch and Learn Series This winter, the Climate Change Secretariat and the Government of Yukon's Science Community of Practice (SCOPe) has organized a series of professional development sessions on science communication. This series includes six...