Canada-Scotland Arctic Dialogue , 4 April, 1-4pm, Project Room, 50 George Square

Dear all,

 

The Centre of Canadian Studies will be hosting the first Canada-UK Arctic Dialogue on 4 April 2019. The dialogue will be held from 1 pm to 4 pm in the Project Room, 50 George Square.

The dialogue will be hosted by the Centre of Canadian Studies and the Polar Research and Policy Initiative, in conjunction with the Edinburgh Arctic Research Network; the School for the Study of Canada at Trent University; the British Association of Canadian Studies; and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

The aim of the meeting is, firstly, to revisit the exceptionally-strong Canada-UK bilateral relationship, but this time with an added focus on Scotland's links with the Canadian North; to identify greater opportunities for trade and cooperation, particularly where the North is concerned; and to explore both how academics can integrate such a focus in the field of Canadian studies and how policymakers can integrate such a focus in their work in strengthening Canada-UK/Scotland relations. The dialogue will take the form of a rountable that will include Professor Heather Nicol (Trent University, Canada) and Dr Dwayne Menezes, founder and managing director of the Polar Research and Policy Initiative. Tea/cofee and scones will be served!

Should you have an interest in Scotland, Canada, the North, Indigenous affairs and/or Canada-UK (or specifically Scottish-Canadian) relations, this will be an important dialogue that you may not wish to miss.

You can sign up for the event here. We would love to see you in there!!

 

Best wishes,

 

James Kennedy