The symposium will be held at the Canadian Museum of Nature and online.

Registration is required for this event. Register when you get your ticket.  The last day to register/get a ticket is March 20

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  • Dominique Fauteux, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Zoology, Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Marisa Gilbert, Research Assistant, Paleobiology, Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Catherine Girard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  • David Hik, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Polar Knowledge Canada
  • Zoe Panchen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Arctic Knowledge and Exploration, Canadian Museum of Nature


8:15 am: Registration and Poster Set-Up

9 am: Opening Remarks and Welcome

  • Danika Goosney, Ph.D., President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Amanda Savoie, Ph.D., Director, Centre for Arctic Knowledge and Exploration, Canadian Museum of Nature

9:15 am: Keynote Speaker

  • Emily Choy, Ph.D., NSERC Postdoctoral Researcher, McGill University and incoming Assistant Professor, Biology, McMaster University (July 2023)—Arctic Seabirds as Sentinels of Climate Change and Marine-Ecosystem Health

10:15 am: Networking Break

  • Refreshments provided.

10:45 am: Session 1

  • Four 15-minute, invited presentations.

12 pm: Networking Break

  • A chance to look at posters.

12:30 pm: Lunch

  • Lunch provided.

1:30 pm: Keynote Speaker

  • Philippe Archambault, Ph.D., Co-scientific Director of ArcticNet, and Professor of Marine Ecology, Université Laval—Portrait of the Marine Biodiversity in Canada’s Arctic

2:30 pm: Networking Break

3 pm: Session 2

  • Four 15-minute, invited presentations.

4 pm: Closing Remarks
Jeff Saarela, Ph.D., Vice-President, Research and Collections, Canadian Museum of Nature

4:30 pm – 6 pm: Poster Session and Closing Reception

  • Posters
  • Cash bar
  • Refreshments provided.