Higham was recognized for his research on Regulatory Challenges in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the NWT. He was joined by recipients from across the country as well as Canadian students conducting Arctic research abroad in such locations as Tromsø, Norway. Some of the other graduate research topics included: the implications of shipping in the Arctic, and indigenous issues in Arctic research, education, and sustainability.
"These fellowships are a huge help in allowing students like me to add to a growing body of northern research," said Higham. "But the bursaries aren't the only reason this annual symposium is so important. It's an opportunity for top researchers and graduate students to share ideas, approaches, and policies. I was truly honoured to have my work recognized and to be able to take part in this event."
The fellowships were awarded at the annual symposium, hosted by the ICNGD, which serves as an opportunity to award the fellowships as well as discuss the latest research and emerging developments in northern issues. Top researchers from across Canada came out for the event, including: Ken Coates, Dean of Arts at the University of Waterloo; Gary Wilson, Chair of Northern Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia; and Thierry Rodon from the University of Laval.
About the Arctic Foreign Policy Graduate Fellowships:
The objectives of the fellowship are to foster innovative research and policy development on a range of issues related to the circumpolar world; encourage and promote research of circumpolar studies by Canadian graduate students; and encourage research in the circumpolar world in the interest of higher education, scholarship, and an informed public.
For more information:
Colleen Cameron, Communications Coordinator
International Centre for Northern Governance & Development
University of Saskatchewan
Tel: (306) 966-1609