The Symposium will bring together Arctic and Antarctic early career and expert researchers from across the world to build skills, knowledge, and networks. The workshop is based around seven themes:

· Community-based research;

· Funding your ideas;

· Working with policy makers;

· Communicating your science;

· How do I get started in science?

· Data management;

· and Time management & Work/Life Balance

The training sessions will give concrete and useful advice, insights, and skills to help early career researchers meet the demands of polar science. The Symposium will also provide an unmatched opportunity to meet and collaborate with fellow early career researchers, and build the networks that will strengthen polar research in the future. Senior researchers and polar professionals will help moderate sessions, share advice, and mentor the participants.

Registration is $100 Canadian, which includes breakfast and lunch as well as program activities and local transportation. Travel fellowships and stipends for lodging will be available. Travel support is contingent on applicants and funding.

Registration will be capped at 120 participants. For more information and to register please visit the workshop website at

Registration deadline is 6 September 2009