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UBC Polar Club and Green College: Event Debrief

Arctic-Wise: Bridging Northern Knowledge of Change Event at Green College By: Kass Forman   This event was organized by the UBC Polar Club in collaboration with Green College. The event was designed to be an “experiment in university-assisted, collective, cross-sectoral capacity-building in an area of outstanding human and planetary interest!” UBC researchers “working on the…


Young Canadian Arctic Forum DeBrief

Young Canadian Arctic Forum (YCAF) Read Kass Forman’s debrief from the Young Canadian Arctic Forum.   The Young Canadian Arctic Forum is a small organization founded by Markham-Area high school students in Ontario, Canada. They had their inaugural conference on August 16th, 2014. It was attended by about 30 people. Speakers included Ray Pidzamcky, a social…

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Arctic Circle Conference Report

    Arctic Circle Conference –Reykjavík, Iceland Read Manon Turmel’s report from the Arctic Circle Conference where she, among other YAC Directors, represented the Youth Arctic Coalition.   The YAC attended the 2nd annual Arctic Circle conference held in Reykjavik, Iceland from October 30th to November 2nd.  Four members were present: Gerrit Wesselink, Dominique Souris and Manon Turmel from…

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YAC at the Arctic Circle Conference

  The YAC Leading a Breakout Session at the Arctic Circle Conference 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland This week many of our Directors will be attending the Arctic Circle Conference 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland.  They will also be facilitating a breakout session connecting the youth leaders of today, and tomorrow.     An article from the…


Our Norway Ambassadors

Meet Geri-Lee Buyck and Jordan Peterson.  Geri-Lee and Jordan will be representing the YAC as they embark on a journey to Norway with Nature and Youth Norway this November.  Both are residents of Northern Canada, Yukon and Northwest Territories, and will be speaking to Norway youth about their experiences living in the North and how…


Opportunity in Norway

The YAC seeks two Northern youth with first-hand knowledge of climate change, oil exploration in their communities or seismic testing to travel fully-funded to Norway for three-weeks for an incredible experience. Visit our Opportunities Page under the Leadership Tab for more info! Applications due by October 10th, 2014.

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YAC Summer Newsletter

  The YAC Summer Newsletter is now available.  Get informed about all the new YAC activities in this Issue #2 Newsletter! Click this link for access: