Originally established as the Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, the CCI is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Over those years the Institute has worked to reinforce the collaborative investigative work by people who live in the North, and by researchers working in the Arctic and Antarctica. The continuously growing body of information the CCI has gathered has shaped, and continues to shape, the understanding of the delicate balance of the polar regions. The Earth’s polar regions contain some of the most sensitive environments on the planet and even small changes can have big impacts. And this environment is changing quicker now than it ever has in human history.
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The U of A’s Canadian Circumpolar Institute and University of Alberta Museums mount a display of images, artifacts and specimens documenting a fragile world
Fri, Oct 01, 2010
Eight countries converge on the Arctic Circle — Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland and the United States. Edmonton is the northernmost North American city with a metropolitan population of over one million people — making it an ideal location for the University of Alberta-based Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) to conduct northern research.