UArctic – Arctic Circle Assembly 2019: Lightning talks from the winners of the My Northern Project
October 02, 2019
PhD students from Québec and UArctic universities to give five-minute presentations of their work: Final of the Mon projet nordique/My Northern Project competition, presented by Institut nordique du Québec (INQ), Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) and UArctic.
Arctic Circle delegates are invited to the final of the Mon projet nordique/My Northern Project competition, which brings together eleven PhD students from Québec (Canada) and the Nordic countries. These remarkable student researchers are challenged to present a five minute summary of their projects in layman’s terms to a large international audience using a maximum of ten slides. With their innovative vision, these young researchers explore a range of topics that are sure to improve Our understanding of Arctic development.
Come listen to the students’ five-minute talks, choose the most eloquent and impactful presentation and vote for the “People’s Choice Award”.
Our session takes place on Saturday, October 12th at 17:30-19:00, in the room Björtuloft, Harpa Fifth Level.
Winners of the competition, Québec
- Thomas Pacoureau, PhD student, Earth Sciences, INRS-ETE, Québec,
Canada: How Does the Nature of Organic Matter Influences its
Biomineralisation in Arctic Ponds
- Élisa Gouin, PhD student, Architecture, Université Laval, Québec,
Canada: Community-Academic Partnership in an Indigenous Context:
Does it Really Work?
- Lisa Zoé Auclert, PhD student, Microbiology, Université Laval, Québec,
Canada: Virus Hunting in the Canadian North
- Marta Moreno Ibàñez, PhD student, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,
Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada: Small but Full of
Energy: Polar Lows are Anything but a Storm in a Teacup!
- Laurent Ferrier, PhD student, Engineering, Université du Québec à
Rimouski, Québec, Canada: Design of a Stand-Alone
Telecommunications Station in an Isolated and Constrained
- Anaïs Remili, PhD student, Natural Resource Sciences, McGill
University, Québec, Canada: Dual Approach to Understanding Killer
Whale Feeding Ecology in the North Atlantic Ocean
Winners of the competition, international students
- Marina Titova, PhD student, Cultural Studies, Northern (Arctic) Federal
University (NArFU), Archangelsk, Russia: The Idea of the Arctic as a
Means of Cultural Adaptation to the Far North Environment
- Martin Mohr Olsen, PhD student, Management Engineering, University
of the Faroe Islands and the Technical University of Denmark:
Developing Operational Frameworks Suited for Small Arctic
Universities Wishing to Tackle Issues of Sustainability
- Imran Riaz Chohan, PhD student, Education, University of Lapland,
Rovaniemi, Finland: Do we Provide what the Changing World of Work
Necessitates? A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study on Facilitating
University Graduate Employability in the Arctic
- Marcus Przybyl, PhD student, Northern Cultures and Natural Resource
Politics, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland: Studies on Sámi
Shamanism – With Special Attention to the Phenomenon of Unity in
Diversity and its Relationship to Natural Cycles
- Cecilia de Bernardi, PhD candidate, Multidimensional Tourism Institute,
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland:
The Role(s) of Authenticity and Certifications in Sámi Tourism
Round table discussion with the participants and vote for the People’s
○ Jean-Éric Tremblay, Professor, Biological Oceanography,
Laval University Québec, Canada
○ Pirkko Pulkkanen, Manager, International Projects, UArctic
International Secretariat, Rovaniemi, Finland
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