Lecture at 41st BACS conference

Tomorrow, Saturday the 23rd April, I’ll be at the British Library in London to participate in the the annual conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) — BACS’s 41st and my third.  My presentation will focus on the polar-bear sport hunt in Nunavut, based on my op-ed article “Cecil, Nanuq and Inuk” published last summer in The Arctic Journal and Nunatsiaq News.

In that article, I presented data showing that the polar-bear sport hunt generates income for remote Nunavut communities equivalent to nearly a third of their government welfare receipts.  To my knowledge, this was the first such comparative analysis published, and I hope it will be of interest to conference participants.

It’s always a pleasure to participate in a BACS conference — and to see BACS still going strong despite swingeing cuts four years ago in Canada’s support for Canadian studies overseas.

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