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Climate Change and Public Health: A Canadian Perspective

Michael Brown and Brandon Ray (far left and middle) are both MA students with the Jackson School. Brandon is doing a joint degree with the School of Marine and Environmental Policy. Max Showalter (far right) is a doctoral candidate in the School of Oceanography. The group poses in front of the flags of the Arctic nation-states at the Dartmouth College summer institute.

October 12, 2017

This summer four UW graduate students, including three JSIS MA students, attended advanced Arctic institutes to hone their critical thinking and policy-writing skills. International Studies (IS) MA student Jay-Kwon Park was accepted to the 3rd Annual Korea Arctic Academy in Busan. At the Academy, hosted by the Korea Maritime Institute, Nadine Fabbi, Managing Director of the Canadian Studies Center, gave a lecture on the role of the Inuit in Canada in shaping domestic policy on the Arctic.

IS MA students, Michael Brown and Brandon Ray, and PhD candidate in UW School of Oceanography, Max Showalter, were accepted to Dartmouth College’s Science and Diplomacy in the Arctic, a highly interactive program for students from Canada and the United States. As part of the training, Showalter wrote a short paper called “Climate Change and Public Health in the Canadian North.” The paper looks at how “Canada has developed a series of climate-specific policies … that identify leading health determinants associated with climate change, including food security, housing and sanitation, and mental health.” For access to a complete copy of the paper click here.

For access to the four-part blog series “International Policy Institute Arctic Fellows Travel to Dartmouth and Busan to Receive Training in Arctic Studies with Experts from Around the World,” click here.