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Geography students take presentation honours

At the annual science meeting of ArcticNet in Victoria, B.C., this past week, two geography graduate students took top honours for their research project presentations.

Christina Goldhar received first place for her poster in the social sciences, titled Bringing water to the cabin: Vulnerability of drinking water systems under a changing climate in Nunatsiavut. Melanie Irvine was awarded third place in the terrestrial sciences for her poster, titled Building on unstable ground: Identifying physical landscape constraints on infrastructure sustainability and planning in Nunavut communities.

ArcticNet is a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada that brings together scientists and managers in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies and the private sector to study the impacts of climate change in the coastal Canadian Arctic.

Jodie King and Mallory Carpenter, graduate students in the geography department, also presented their research at the annual science meeting. Their presentations were titled: Measuring and modeling glacier change in the Torngat Mountains, northern Labrador and Benthic Habitat Mapping in shallow environments of Nachvak and Saglek Fjords, Labrador.