Closer ties needed among northern research centres: Nunavut research head
- Closer ties needed among northern research centres: Nunavut research head
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 | 12:25 PM ET Comments0Recommended8
The executive director of the Nunavut Research Institute says Canada's
North could benefit if all its research stations communicate and
collaborate more together.
Mary Ellen Thomas said her institute, based in Iqaluit and Igloolik, does
not have a close understanding of what's going on at research centres in
the Northwest Territories or the Yukon, or in other northern communities
like Kuujjuaq, Que., and Churchill, Man.
"What really would help us is to network with other research stations to
know what's going on, to provide some standarization between the research
stations and build some expertise between stations," Thomas told CBC News
Thomas said she supports a report released last month by the Canadian
Polar Commission, which calls for the establishment of a northern research
network stretching from Labrador to the Yukon.
Thomas also applauded the report's recommendation that Ottawa invest in a
25-year plan and $25 million for such a network.