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Closer ties needed among northern research centres: Nunavut research head

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  • George Lessard
    Closer ties needed among northern research centres: Nunavut research head Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 | 12:25 PM ET Comments0Recommended8 CBC News
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      Closer ties needed among northern research centres: Nunavut research head
      Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 | 12:25 PM ET Comments0Recommended8
      CBC News

      http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/07/16/north-research.html

      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
      on Tuesday.

      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.
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