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Upcoming Webinar Series:
The Arctic - A Global Health Perspective 
Feb 1 - April 13, 2021


This 10-part webinar series will explore diverse perspectives on Arctic Global Health.

The Arctic remains an underrepresented area in global health research, and this series offers a transdisciplinary look at the region's challenges and opportunities. Hear expert perspectives on issues including Arctic governance, food security, migration, climate change, Indigenous rights, and more.

Please note: Space is limited, so be sure to register early.


Webinars in this series

Webinar 1: Setting the Stage for The Arctic - A Global Health Perspective
February 1, 2021 – 9:30-10:30 am EDT

  • Dr. Paul O’Byrne, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  • Dr. Andrea Baumann, Associate Vice-President, Global Health 
  • Ambassador Patrick Parisot, Canadian Ambassador to Norway Ambassador
  • Ambassador Jon Elvedal Fredriksen, Norwegian Ambassador to Canada

Webinar 2: Environmental Determinants and Human Health in the Arctic
February 8, 2021 – 10:00 -11:00 am EDT

  • Dr. Chris Furgal, Associate Professor, Indigenous Environmental Studies, Trent University

Webinar 3: Covid-19, Human Health and the Arctic
February 22, 2021 – 10:00 -11:00 am EDT

  • Dr. Jennifer Spence,  Executive Secretary of the Sustainable Development Working Group (Arctic Council)

Webinar 4: Arctic Governance
March 1, 2021 – 10:00 -11:00 am EDT

  • Dr. Margherita Paola Poto, University of Turin; Researcher, Faculty of Law, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Webinar 5: Country Food Security and Safety in the Canadian Arctic 
March 8, 2021 – 10:00 -11:00 am EDT

  • Dr. Emily Jenkins, Professor & Department Head (Acting), Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan

Webinar 6: Effects of Health Policies and Local Interventions on Health Outcomes Among the Sami in Norway
March 15, 2021 – 10:00 -11:00 am EDT

  • Lars Helander, Psychologist, Specialise in adult psychiatry, Suicidology and Community Psychology, Kárasjoga, Northern Norway

Webinar 7: Community-Engaged Research for Northern Sustainability
March 22, 2021 – 10:00 -11:00 am EDT

  • Dr. Gita Ljubicic, Associate Professor, School of Earth, Environment and Society, Faculty of Science, McMaster University

Webinar 8: Roots of Northern indigenous People's Health: Connecting Autonomy. Self-Governance & Power in the Circumpolar North
March 29, 2021 – 10:00 -11:00 am EDT

  • Dr. Nancy Doubleday, Director, Water Without Borders; Inaugural HOPE Chair in Peace and Health, Professor, Department of Philosophy, McMaster University

Webinar 9: Economic Development and Policy relating to the Northern Context
April 6, 2021 – 10:00 -11:00 am EDT

  • Dr. Laura Way, Senior Policy Analyst Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency - Broadband in the North

Webinar 10: Connecting the North & Closing Remarks
April 12, 2021 – 10:00 -11:00 am EDT

  • Nicole Brown & David Brown, Pikangikum Broadband Connectivity