Scientific News | The Arctic: economic activities and social inequalities
Living within the circumpolar confines, there are the Inuit, but also the Sami, the Koriak, the Nenets and many others. These peoples do not only have the North in common. They are all witness to the exploitation of the natural resources around them and they all face economic and social inequalities. To document how economic activities developed in the Arctic percolate down to Arctic communities, the circumpolar partnership Wealth of the Arctic Group of Experts (WAGE) received a $2.5 million grant over 5 years and Gérard Duhaime, a professor in the Department of Sociology at Université Laval, is leading the project.
Call for proposals | Northern Collaborative Lexicon
Students are invited to submit a digital project to be included in the Northern Collaborative Lexicon.
This lexicon, dedicated to the North and the Arctic, will be composed of concise digital content defining in simple terms words or concepts generally known to the general public, but applied to northern regions.
The environmental concentration of mercury is well known to scientists and has been increasing since the beginning of the industrial era. Although it exists naturally, it is human activity that is the main source of mercury around the world. In the Arctic, although there is little industrial activity, atmospheric transport of mercury plays an important role in the high concentrations found at all levels of the food chain.
Is the issue of environmental mercury part of your research? Discover the Milestone DMA-80 mercury analyzer on Lab-O-Nord. This instrument allows you to measure total mercury in solid or liquid matrices, without any sample preparation. You can use it alone after training or with full assistance of a technician. Otherwise, INRS also offers a complete analysis service.
Did you know that Scrimshaw is the name given to a wide variety of objects made and decorated by whale hunters?
To discover more or simply to quench your thirstof curiosity, Atikᵁ invites you to visit the Polar Museum of the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI, University of Cambridge), an image bank with nearly 6225 objects grouped under 9 collections all related to the North and the Arctic.