Category Archive: Northern Region

Data collection in Nunavut completed

(Article and photos by Mirjam Held) Between mid-February and the end of March Mirjam Held, the PhD student for the Arctic region, travelled to Nunavut for her fieldwork. Yes, it was cold, on average around -30°C (as it is a dry cold it is not as chilling), but most days were sunny and beautiful. While …

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Welcome to Fish-WIKS’ newest Community Liaison Coordinators

The Fish-WIKS Project is very pleased to welcome two new Community Liaison Coordinators.  Dwayne Nashkawa will help coordinate project activities for the Inland Region and Jade Owen will act as the community coordinator for the Arctic Region. Dwayne has been the Chief Executive Officer of Nipissing First Nation, located on the shores of Lake Nipissing in …

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Fish-WIKS Networks in Nunavut

During the first week of June 2016, members of the Fish-WIKS Steering Committee travelled to the northern region research location, Naujaat, Nunavut (formerly Repulse Bay) to hold planning sessions and to meet with community members.  The Marine Affairs Program at host university Dalhousie has put together a photo essay with photos taken by members of …

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Disrupting Hierarchies of Knowledge

Working on her second comprehensive exam on the methodology she proposes to study Inuit and Western knowledge systems and their usage in fisheries governance decision making in the Territory of Nunavut, Fish-WIKS PhD student Mirjam Held, came across a conference on qualitative methods, Collaboration considered: Complexities and possibilities across communities and cultures. What an opportunity! …

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Fish-WIKS Steering Committee to meet in Naujaat, Nunavut

During the first week of June 2016, members of the Fish-WIKS Steering Committee will travel to the northern region research location, Naujaat (formerly Repulse Bay) to hold planning sessions and to meet with community members. Dr. Lucia Fanning, Principal Investigator for the Fish-WIKS project says, “A core principle of the Fish-WIKS Partnership project is to …

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