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Thursday, November 2 • 10:30 - 12:00
202 – Indigenous & Western Science: Gathering new knowledge through co-designed research/ Savoir autochtone et science occidentale : acquérir de nouvelles connaissances par l’entremise de la recherche co-conceptualisée | Organizer: Jennifer Sokol

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Panel Organizer: Jennifer Sokol, Polar Knowledge Canada

The planet is experiencing exponential change, and the Arctic is warming at an accelerated pace, resulting in many environmental, social and economic implications.  Western science cannot answer all the questions and is only part of the solution.  Indigenous people have been surviving in the Arctic for centuries; they have made observations, tracked animals, lived across the North and are connected to the land and water.  This session will address the challenges involved when gathering scientific knowledge from the Canadian Arctic, and the need to gather knowledge in a way that builds on and respects our past, while using the latest technology and anticipating the scientific needs of future. The panel will discuss how the coproduction of knowledge, where western science and Indigenous knowledge is collected together and used as equal ways of knowing, results in an innovative new type of knowledge. This knowledge would not be produced without the collective interaction of both knowledge systems at the same time. As Canada celebrates its 150 anniversary, what better time to recognize Canada’s first peoples, the value of Indigenous and traditional/local knowledge, and the need to equally integrate all ways of knowing as we journey into the next 150 years.

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Dr. David J. Scott

President and CEO, Polar Knowledge Canada
Dr. David J. Scott is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR). He joined the organization as Executive Director of the former Canadian Polar Commission in March 2012, and co-led the recent merger of the Canadian Polar Commission with the Canadian... Read More →

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Jean-Sébastien Moore

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Université Laval
Jean-Sébastien Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and the Institute of Integrative and Systems Biology at Université Laval in Québec City. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) and a M.Sc. from McGill University, a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, and... Read More →
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Marie-Eve Neron

Director of Climate Change and Clean Energy, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Marie-Eve has been the Director of Climate Change and Clean Energy since 2015. She has worked with INAC for more than 14 years, starting in the INAC Atlantic regional office as an environmental officer. She then moved to the national office to work as a policy analyst on climate change... Read More →
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Angela Nuliayok Rudolph

Master's Student, Arctic and Northern Studies program, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Angela is an Inuk from Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. She is currently in the process of completing her Master's thesis with the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the Arctic and Northern Studies program. Her research focuses on understanding whether Inuit men and women respond to the impacts... Read More →

Thursday November 2, 2017 10:30 - 12:00 EDT
ROOM 209 Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2