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UW’s Arctic student ambassador headed to Dartmouth

Ian Lee Northern Lights

May 30, 2016

Originally posted: May 2016

Early January 2015, Ian Lee was part of the inaugural group of University of the Arctic (UArctic) Student Ambassadors who traveled to Tromsø, Norway to attend the Arctic Frontiers Conference. Being the first U.S. institution to host a UArctic Student Ambassador, the UW supported Ian’s travel to the conference as part of an initiative to raise awareness of the High North and its associated issues through the student ambassadors in their respective home regions.

Now the graduating senior is furthering his passion for all things icy. Ian, who completes his degree in Geophysics with the Department of Earth & Space Sciences (ESS) this summer, will be headed east for his MS at Dartmouth College. At Dartmouth, Ian will be working under UW alum Prof. Bob Hawley with a focus on glaciology and specifically glacier ice rheology. While at Dartmouth, Ian also intends to continue serving in his position as the UArctic Student Ambassador, which runs till 2017, for both UW and Dartmouth. Ian’s first role as a dual UArctic Student Ambassador for UW-Dartmouth will come this September, at the Student Forum at the UArctic Congress 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

We wish Ian the best of luck at Dartmouth!

Arctic & International Relations is a Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS)-wide initiative, led by the Canadian Studies Center since 2008, to address the Arctic as an emerging global region and actor on the world stage. JSIS and the Center are working in partnership with a parallel initiative, Future of Ice – a College of the Environment, College of Arts and Sciences, and Applied Physics Laboratory initiative – to enhance the University of Washington’s (UW) profile in research, education and public engagement about the polar regions.