Following the 5th ArcTrain annual meeting, a soft-skills training week will be held at UQAM in Montreal from Nov 5th to Nov 9th 2018. It will include short courses on “how to deal with complex data” such as transfer functions, time series analysis, multivariate analysis, and short-lived radioisotopes, as well as courses on broader topics such as stress and archive management. The program will soon be available here.
From February 9th to the 12th 2016, several ArcTrain students, PIs and collaborators participated in a workshop on Climate, Ocean and Environmental changes at high latitudes. Funded by FODAR, this activity allowed students and researchers from various academic institutions and research centres (UQAM-Geotop, UQAR-ISMER, INRS, AWI, MARUM) to share and compare their results and discuss issues regarding the North Atlantic Ocean and the Canadian Arctic. Students also attended training sessions (please click on the links below to download the documents):
In addition, participants had the opportunity to observe a whole new scientific equipment at the Parc du Bic to learn more about the monitoring of pack ice motion in the St. Lawrence Estuary. You can read more about this study in this french Radio-Canada reportage.
Above, participants of the ArcTrain workshop in Rimouski. Below, participants at parc du Bic.
The new A.E. Lalonde AMS laboratory welcomes students, technicians, and professors to register for a 5 days radiocarbon training program at the Advanced Research Complex (ARC) of the University of Ottawa. Trainees learn to process their own samples for radiocarbon analysis and get the chance to work with state-of-the-art lab equipment such as the new semi-automated graphitization line and the HVE 3 MV Tandetron accelerator.
Below, Sarah Murseli and Carley Crann, technicians at the Radiocarbon lab.
Date and location to be announced
This workshop will introduce the PhD students to the societal (political, economic, sociological) implications of global change in the Arctic realm, allow them to engage in dialog with stakeholders and expose them to a range of potential employers beyond the academia (e.g., industry, NGOs, governments, etc.).
Dates and location to be announced
This field course will complete the PhD students training towards aspects of Arctic climate change not directly covered by ArcTrain research portfolio, namely aspects of permafrost, polar vegetation, and glaciomorphology. Thie field course will take place in an Arctic setting in Canada and include field activities and hands-on experiences.
May 8-12, 2017 in Bremen, Germany
This one-week compact course aims to provide the PhD students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of the involved disciplines. It will combine formal training, given by ArcTrain faculty members, with hands-on exercises, where PhD students from the exercised discipline will act as mentors for PhD students from other specialties.