Tag: Arctic international relations

Online Model Arctic Council Delegate Training 2

This past month, over 30 pupils—representing nine secondary schools and seven different home countries in Europe and Asia—took part in our second Online Model Arctic Council (OMAC) Delegate Training round.  This fully online experiential learning programme, launched for the first time last year in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, engages secondary-school pupils from anywhere …

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Presentation at 3rd MUN Impact Global Summit

On Friday, Polar Aspect had the privilege of addressing youth from around the world attending the ‘E3 Summit’, MUN Impact‘s third global youth summit.  Our presentation—delivered by Joshua Gray, an associate of Polar Aspect and member of our Online Model Arctic Council (OMAC) Secretariat—addressed the summit themes of ‘earth, economy, equity’ by focusing on Arctic …

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Presentation at 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences

Last week, I spoke at the Tenth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences as part of a panel discussion on ‘Innovation and Pedagogy in Circumpolar Studies’.   My presentation, entitled ‘Model Arctic Council for sustainable development‘, proposed that experiential learning through Model Arctic Council (MAC) — such as the Polar Aspect MACs that I design and run …

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4th Online Mini Model Arctic Council for Trent University

This past Monday, I ran a fourth online ‘mini’ Model Arctic Council (MAC) for students at Trent University, as well as students from other universities and countries studying online with Trent through the UArctic Circumpolar Studies programme.  Like my previous mini-MACs, which students seem to have found enjoyable and educational, the online simulation was the …

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Presentation at 3rd UArctic Congress

Yesterday I took part in a panel session on ‘Innovation and Pedagogy in Circumpolar Studies’ at the Third UArctic Congress.  My presentation, entitled ‘Model Arctic Council for sustainable development‘, proposed that experiential learning through Model Arctic Council (MAC) — such as the Polar Aspect MACs that I design and run for schools and universities — …

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Student remarks on Trent-Yukon Model Arctic Council

Many thanks to Will Richmond, a fourth-year undergraduate student at Trent University’s School of the Environment, for his stellar feedback on the first Trent-Yukon Model Arctic Council (TRYKOMAC), in which he recently participated as a delegate.   In his blog post for Trent University news, Will wrote: As a student interested in the Arctic for the …

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3rd Online Mini Model Arctic Council for Trent University

On Tuesday, I ran an online ‘mini’ Model Arctic Council (MAC) for students taking Prof Heather Nicol’s third-year ‘Geography of the Polar Regions’ course at Trent University. Most of the participating students were from Trent, but they also included two students from Finnish universities taking the course through the UArctic Circumpolar Studies programme. The mini-MAC followed a similar …

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Trent-Yukon Model Arctic Council

Last week, 19 student delegates from seven universities in Canada, the Netherlands and the UK participated in the first Trent-Yukon Model Arctic Council (TRYKOMAC). TRYKOMAC was sponsored by Trent University (where I’m an adjunct faculty member) and Yukon University, funded by Universities Canada, and designed and managed by Polar Aspect. Taking place online due to …

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Online Model Arctic Council 1

This past weekend, 18 pupils from ten secondary schools in four countries gathered online for the inaugural Online Model Arctic Council (OMAC). OMAC is the latest Polar Aspect educational initiative, designed to engage pupils anywhere in the world in a process of experiential learning about the Arctic through an online version of the Model Arctic Council …

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Online Model Arctic Council Delegate Training 1

I’m extremely pleased to report on the latest Polar Aspect educational initiative—the Online Model Arctic Council (OMAC) delegate training and conference programme.  This new initiative aims to engage pupils from secondary-schools anywhere in the world in a process of experiential learning about the Arctic through an online version of the Model Arctic Council programmes that I run …

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