Hosted by the Department of Anthropology in collaboration with the Canadian Circumpolar Institute

Theme Description
Climatic conditions, economic development strategies, health and education issues, social relationships, and shifting political agendas all contribute to a sense of on-going change in Arctic societies. Under these circumstances, how do residents of the circumpolar world build a sense of security, in particular at a community level and in their daily lives? A balance between innovation and respect for time-honoured values is often required. IPSSAS 2009 seeks to understand issues relevant to various forms of (in) security in the

Research on security and space, linguistic (in)security, food (in)security and resource (co)management, arctic (de)militarization, sustainability in a northern perspective, family and community challenges, development and work safety, training and education accessibility, transnational socio-cultural movements is of interest.

Information about applications will be posted shortly at the IPSSAS website:

Doctoral students involved in research on Arctic societies.
Senior Masters students considering pursuing research on Arctic societies at the doctoral level can apply.
Course Credit Equivalent: 3 North American credits or equivalent in European institutions

IPSSAS 2009 U of Alberta Committee:
Dr. Michelle Daveluy (Professor, Anthropology)
Dr. Francis Lévesque (Post-doctoral Fellow)
Jenanne Ferguson (Graduate Student)
Cindy Mason (Canadian Circumpolar Institute)
Elaine Maloney (Canadian Circumpolar Institute)
Contact person for IPSSAS 2009 at the U of Alberta: Michelle Daveluy