We have an exciting line up of keynote talks this year for CRRC Days.
To kick off on the morning of Thursday Nov 26 we have the Dr. Mike English Retirement Keynote Session. Mike will describe his perspective on northern research through the eyes of past students and their career trajectories. Several past students will be joining Mike for this session which promises to be an interesting thread of stories of how northern research can shape a future career path.
On the morning of Friday Nov 27, we have the Emerging Researcher Keynote featuring Dr. Homa Kheyrollah Pour. Homa will provide an overview of her rapidly growing research programme – highlighting the big questions, tools, and research approach that she is taking to building her new lab at Laurier.
On the afternoon of Friday Nov 27, we have the Special Cold Regions Research Centre/Northern Water Futures co-hosted Closing Keynote Lecture, featuring Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier. Watt-Cloutier is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of the Aboriginal Achievement Award, the UN Champion of the Earth Award, the Norwegian Sophie Prize, the Jack P. Blaney award for Dialogue, and the Right Livelihood Award. Sheila will deliver a message of climate change, impacts on arctic communities, and her personal journey towards advocacy and policy making from local to international levels.