Category: Teaching

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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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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Lecture at University of Northern British Columbia

On Monday, I had the privilege of delivering a guest lecture to third- and fourth-year undergraduate students at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). The students were all taking part in the UNBC Geography Department’s course ‘Changing Arctic: Human and Environmental Systems’, convened by Prof Gail Fondahl. My lecture was entitled ‘”Greenshit go home” …

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Trent-Yukon Model Arctic Council 1

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

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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