Category: Teaching

Polar Aspect Statement on Ukraine

Polar Aspect strongly condemns Russia’s unjustified, unprovoked and immoral attack on Ukraine.  We deeply deplore the immense suffering that Russia’s war is now visiting upon the people of Ukraine, and we salute their courage and resilience in the face of it. Polar Aspect is dedicated to promoting understanding and dialogue in the Arctic and around …

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Model Arctic Council Bilbao 4

Last weekend, the fourth Model Arctic Council Bilbao (MAC Bilbao) conference took place after a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  It was a delight finally to return to MAC Bilbao’s host school, Colegio Ayalde, for the first time in two years!  Many thanks as always to Señora Nicola Dignum for the invitation to …

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SCOTMAC featured in The National

Many thanks to Anthony Heron, a journalist with The National newspaper in Scotland, for his article ‘Here’s a “model” way to boost Scotland’s links with Sweden, Canada, America and more’.  The article features our first-ever Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC), coming up at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) this March.  It’s a privilege to …

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University Newsletter – January 2022

Happy new year! We hope you enjoyed safe and happy holidays. Our plans for this year’s MACs for university students are running full steam ahead now. We’ve extended the registration deadline for our first-ever Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC) to 28 January, so don’t miss this opportunity to secure a remaining place! We’re also planning …

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Schools Newsletter – January 2022

Happy new year! We hope you enjoyed safe and happy holidays. With schools in many countries remaining open, our 2021-22 MAC season is full steam ahead. OMAC 2 took place last month before the holiday break, and it was a great success, with delegates publicly recognised by the Arctic Ambassador of Finland, Petteri Vuorimäki! We’re now looking forward …

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Online Model Arctic Council 2

Last weekend, 20 pupils representing four secondary schools in the UK took part in our second Online Model Arctic Council (OMAC) conference.  This fully-online pedagogical simulation, convened for the first time this past March in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, engages secondary-school pupils from anywhere in the world in a simulation of real-world Arctic …

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