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New Arctic Studies minor has paper published in scholarship-to-policy blog

Quinn Wyatt, in a black winter coat, jeans, black knit cap, grey mittens, and brown boots, poses with a brown and white dog in a snowy landscape.

March 29, 2021

Quinn Wyatt’s paper, “Increasing the Cultural Competence of Inuit Education” was one of five class papers selected for publication.

As part of the Arctic Initiative in the Canadian Studies Center, senior research scientist Jason Young oversees the scholarship-to-policy initiative for the Arctic Studies minor. Quinn’s paper was one of just five selected from the fall quarter ARCTIC 200 course for publication on the Scholarship-to-policy in the Arctic Minor website. Visit the Scholarship-to-policy initiative here.

Quinn joined the Arctic Studies minor this year after taking Arctic 200: Indigenous Diplomacies and International Relations in the Arctic with Jason Young. He was drawn to the program for its opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and small UW community with international connections. He found a renewed interest in learning about Arctic histories, Indigenous politics, and the impacts of colonialism. Quinn plans to connect his two focuses of history and Arctic Studies, and in doing so, challenge his own preconceived notions about the Arctic.

The Arctic Studies minor is an interdisciplinary offering from the Canadian Studies Center and the School of Oceanography, in collaboration with the University of the Arctic. Students in this minor gain skills relevant to addressing major science and policy issues in the Arctic, and are trained to work with international organizations, national governments, and sub-national organizations towards that end.

For more information about the Arctic Studies minor, please contact