Tag: tertiary education

Presentation at 7th UK Arctic Science Conference

Yesterday, I took part in a session on ‘Innovation in Arctic education and public outreach’ at the Seventh UK Arctic Science Conference, organised by the UK Arctic Office, the Durham Arctic Research Centre and Durham University.  I reported on the launch of the Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC) for undergraduate students, which took place a …

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Student remarks on SCOTMAC

I’m most grateful to Erica Zaja, a fourth-year undergraduate student reading Ecological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, for her very positive reflections on the first-ever Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC).  Erica took part as a delegate, never having experienced model diplomacy, and she had this to say in her guest post on …

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Scotland Model Arctic Council

The faculty, staff and students of the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) are rather fortunate of geography.  Their institute, the oldest and largest of its kind in Scotland, is surrounded by the sea on three sides, sharing with ancient Dunstaffnage Castle a small promontory at the conjunction of Loch Etive and Loch Linnhe on …

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More media coverage of SCOTMAC

The first-ever Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC) launches tomorrow at the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban!  SCOTMAC has previously been featured in Scotland’s The National newspaper, and I’m now very excited that Dr Irene Quaile, a journalist covering Arctic issues since 2007, has written a comprehensive article about SCOTMAC for her ‘Ice-Blog’, entitled …

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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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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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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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