Tag Archives: Nunavut

Eureka’s dramatically changing sunlight

By Dan Weaver Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto You have likely noticed the days are getting longer.­1 It’s a welcome relief from the short dark days of winter. Toronto, for example, will enjoy over 12 hours of sunlight on April … Continue reading

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An Interview with David Serkoak Part 2: Inuit and Researchers working together to help further Arctic Science

Shannon Hicks and Dan Weaver The Arctic and the Inuit have both been changed by events occurring over the last century.  The Inuit have been uprooted, relocated, and their culture forever altered. The Arctic ecosystem and environment is rapidly shifting … Continue reading

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An Interview with David Serkoak Part 1: Inuit Drum Dancing and Culture

Shannon Hicks and Dan Weaver The Connaught Summer Institute in Arctic Science was privileged to host David Serkoak, who spoke with students about Inuit culture and traditions. David is a respected Inuit elder and has been an integral part of … Continue reading

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Howling High Arctic Winds and Hard Rime

As a CANDAC CREATE intern, I’ve been lucky enough to spend part of my summer in beautiful Eureka, Nunavut working at PEARL as an Assistant Operator. Having never been north of the tree line, I was eagerly awaiting whatever uncommon … Continue reading

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Preparations for the 2014 ACE campaign at PEARL

By Dan Weaver Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto The 2014 ACE satellite validation team is nearly ready for this year’s research trip to PEARL. We will be travelling to Yellowknife on February 24, then onwards to Eureka, Nunavut on February … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Polar Night in Eureka

With the sun already set for the year and polar night just beginning, a few CREATE students are in Eureka working on instruments which thrive on darkness! I work in the CRL lidar lab, using lasers and telescopes to understand … Continue reading

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Hitting the tundra running: an exciting first trip to PEARL

After a great trip to Igloolik, Nunavut, from May 23rd to June 1st, I was really looking forward to returning to Toronto and getting back to the heat. I had been on a CANDAC Outreach trip with three other CANDAC … Continue reading

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Return to Igloolik

It was the 1st of June, and the outreach team was in the air somewhere over Northern Quebec, heading South. Feeling quite pleased (and rather exhausted) after a successful outreach trip to Igloolik, Nunavut, I started thinking back to when … Continue reading

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March 2013 Igloolik outreach trip

In mid March, I had the amazing opportunity to travel north to Igloolik, Nunavut with two other members of CANDAC — Ashley and Niall.  We went there to launch the student-researchers collaborative research project with students in grades 1-7 at … Continue reading

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Watching for Arctic ozone holes

This year’s ACE Arctic Validation Campaign is moving smoothly towards its end. I’ve started to compare measurements taken from this year to 2012. We have all taken more spectra this year due to the great weather. We’ve enjoyed clear skies and sun for almost … Continue reading

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