2017 Connaught Summer Institute in Arctic Science: Atmosphere, Cryosphere, and Climate

Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:24:55 PM



Atmospheric Climate Science group
2017 Connaught Summer Institute in Arctic Science, Alliston, Ontario

Over a week in mid-July, 43 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from Canada and the United States took part in the third Connaught Summer Institute in Arctic Science, held in Alliston, Ontario. This year's program was linked to the North2Warm initiative, which is examining the impact of 1.5°C or greater global warming on Canada's North.

The students presented their own research during a poster session and participated in a science writing workshop and a career panel discussion. Speakers from industry, government, and academia, including Environment and Climate Change Canada and six Canadian and American universities, explored topics related to the Arctic climate system, lake and sea ice observations, atmospheric composition, high-latitude climate dynamics, permafrost engineering, projected changes under different warming scenarios, and how to communicate the sciences.

The Summer Institute was organized by Kimberly Strong, Director of the School of the Environment, and several of the School's graduate faculty served on the organizing committee (Jon Abbatt, Sarah Finkelstein, Paul Kushner, Jennifer Murphy, and Kaley Walker) and as speakers (Paul Kushner and Kent Moore).

The Summer Institute is supported by U of T's Connaught Fund. It builds on the program developed by the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Arctic Atmospheric Science, and is affiliated with three NSERC-funded programs: Probing the Atmosphere of the High Arctic, the Network on Climate and Aerosols, and the Canadian Sea Ice and Snow Evolution Network.

Visit the website to learn more about the 2017 Connaught Summer Institute in Arctic Science: Atmosphere, Cryosphere, and Climate