December 11 - 15, Québec City Convention Centre, Québec, Canada

Student Day

Please join us on Monday December 11 for the International Arctic Change 2017 Student Day, an event that is expected to be one of the largest international gatherings of students engaged in Arctic research.

Addressing Arctic change requires cooperation and collaboration between a variety of states, Indigenous communities, researchers, and other stakeholders around the world. Arctic Change 2017 Student Day transcends international boundaries and research disciplines to provide a range of sessions that will help equip early-career researchers with the tools that they need to succeed in international Arctic research.

The theme for this year's Student Day is ‘International Cooperation and Collaboration in Arctic Research’ and is brought to you through the collaboration of the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA), the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN), and ArcticNet. Student Day will offer a range of plenaries and workshops, as well as an ice-breaker event, an elevator pitch competition, and a networking/social evening with an Arctic pub quiz at the Ninkasi. We look forward to seeing you there!

Student Elevator Pitch Contest

New this year, Student Day participants had the opportunity to promote their science by means of an Elevator Pitch. Contestants had one minute and one slide to pitch their research project and pique the public’s curiosity.

A panel of judges awarded the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to the top elevator pitches and the Conference participants then voted for the People’s Choice Award.

1 - Eric Lede

University of the Sunshine Coast

We don’t adapt in a vacuum: the role of multiple stressors in adaptation to climate change in Paulatuk, NT.

2 - Kate MacMillan

University of Manitoba

Beluga Whale Body Condition Indicators: Application for use in marine protected areas.

3 - Enooyaq Sudlovenick

University of Prince Edward Island

Ringed Seal Health in Iqaluit, NU.

4 - Katie Rosa

On behalf of the IK-ADAPT Students and Young Researchers Network

Trent University, McGill University, University of Manitoba and the University of Guelph - Collaboration in action: Lessons learned from working as a network of students and young researchers.

5 - Michelle brandt

University of Saskatchewan

Nearshore seabed habitats and benthic biodiversity, Arctic Bay, Nunavut.

6 - Rabecca Thiessen

MacEwan University

Tiny Time Travellers: Foraminifera as Record Keepers of Ocean Environments.

7 - Carly Fehr

University of Saskatchewan

A photographic survey of the benthic macrofauna of Inugsuin, Itirbilung and Tingin fjords, eastern Baffin Island, Nunavut.

10 - Marilyne Parent

Université Laval

Relative importance of mechanical degradation of embankment built on permafrost.

11 - Justine Hudson

University of Manitoba

Snot for Science: Using respiratory condensate to measure stress levels in Western Hudson Bay beluga (Delphinapterus leucas).

12 - Marie-Claude Lyonnais

Université Laval

Inuit and Facebook : bridging gap between research and communities.

13 - Mathieu Tétreault

Université du Québec à Rimouski / Centre d'études nordiques

The Effect of Prey Abundance and Nestling Demand on the Foraging Patterns of Arctic-Breeding Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus tundrius).

14 - Scott Pokorny

University of Manitoba

1.5 Versus 2 Degree Arctic-HYPE Model Streamflow Projections into Hudson Bay Utilizing Land Cover Projections.

15 - Erin MacDonald

University of Alberta

Carbon composition and microbial activity in permafrost affected terrain.

17 - Dany Croteau

Université Laval

Screening of the main photoprotective features of Arctic diatoms over seasonal species succession.

19 - Anna Manore

University of Guelph

Cryptosporidium and Giardia in Clams in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

20 - Kyle John Lefort

University of Manitoba

Evaluating size, energetic requirements, and prey consumption of the Eastern Canadian Arctic killer whales (Orcinus orca).

21 - Laurence Carter

McGill University

Muskox Habitat Use in Northern Yukon.

22 - Kamil Chatila-Amos

University of Guelph

Temporal stability of aquatic insect communities after a major flood and implications for biomonitoring using environmental DNA.

23 - Sarah Arnold

University of Manitoba

Landscape and ecological influences on patterns of Arctic Charr migrations in Nunavut.

24 - Shirin Nuesslein

Trent University

Social Determinants of Inuit Household Food Security.

25 - Jason Dicker

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University

Human Impacts of the Caribou Hunting Ban: Prey Switching in Northern Labrador.

26 - Samuel Gagnon

Centre d'études nordiques / Université Laval

Climate change and ecological interactions affecting permafrost temperature regime and ice-wedge activity in the Narsajuaq river valley, Nunavik, Canada.

People’s Choice Award ($500)

27 - Jody Reimer

University of Alberta

Adding insult to injury? Polar bear predation on a weak ringed seal cohort.

3rd place ($150)

28 - Mohamed Ahmed

University of Calgary

Temporal and spatial variations of air-sea CO2 fluxes in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

29 - Amélie Fontaine

Université McGill

Demography, reproductive success and conservation of Quebec female myotis bats.

30 - Haydn Thomas

University of Edinburgh, UK

A change is brewing: Using tea bags to understand drivers of decomposition across the tundra biome.

1st place ($500)

31 - Alevtina Evgrafova

University of Bern, Switzerland

Visible-near infrared spectroscopy as a tool to improve mapping of soil properties.

32 - Barbara Vuillaume

Université Laval

Through the eyes of a caribou: Camera-collars to study the survival of calves.

33 - Paul Piché

Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA)

Energy optimization of a horticultural greenhouse in circumpolar environment.

34 - Myriam Labbé

Université Laval

Wild Viruses in the North: Unlocking Biodiversity in the High Arctic Aquatic Microbiome.

36 - Julie Ducrocq

Université Laval

Global change, subsistence activities, and infectious diseases in Nunavik (Québec, Canada): Decreasing risk of exposures while promoting Inuit health and traditions.

37 - Jakob Johann Assmann

The University of Edinburgh

Does pixel size matter? - Monitoring tundra vegetation change with satellites, drones and ground based observations.

2nd place ($300)

38 - Julia Olsen

Nord University

Increasing shipping activities and local communities.

39 - Samantha Darling

McGill University

The role of science research capacity in natural resource management and primary industry in northern Canada.

40-Audrey Picard-Lafond

Université Laval

A fluorescent nano-tool for on-site monitoring of country food quality.

42 - Ashlee-Ann Pigford

McGill University

Towards Innovation EcoSystems: Enhancing the Public Value of Scientific Research in the Canadian Arctic.

43 - Sylvain Christin

Université de Moncton

Are Arctic melodies getting warmer too?