When: 03. – 07. August 2015
Where: Blachford lake lodge. Yellowknife, Canada
Registration deadline: May 1st
Who may apply: Preferably PhD students from Canada, USA, Russia or Norway. but Master students from the same countries could also be considered.
The main goal is to prepare young scientists for particular challenges related to conducting science in the High North. Other goals are to create an arena where these young scientists may interact with senior scientists who are experienced in High North issues, in addition to building networks with other international students that have similar challenges. Throughout the week, senior scientists will be available to supervise on specific requests the students might have.
The main topics of the course will be human health related to environmental impacts, lifestyle choices, food security, climate change and practical statistical methods.
The venue for the summer school is a lodge outside Yellowknife in Canada. The lodge is only accessible by plane and we will all work, sleep and eat at the lodge. Have a look at their website: www.blachfordlakelodge.com
The summer school itself is free of charge, except there might be a personal contribution linked to travel. Please contact your country's representative for booking and details. And hurry, participation is restricted and registration closes May 1st.
- University of Tromsø – Institute of Community Medicine - Norway
- University of Alaska Anchorage - USA
- University of Alberta - Canada
- Northern State Medical University – Russia
More info: http://uit.no/forskning/forskningsgrupper/gruppe?p_document_id=396223