Monthly Archives: May 2012

Training, 2012, firearms

May 14, 2012

Training week in Ottawa also means that we get to have our annual visit to the local firing range.  This year we were a group of 9 from several different field teams that will be heading north in the coming weeks. Since most of us have handled firearms before we start with a brief refresher […]

Training, 2012, climbing

May 14, 2012

Just another Monday morning in the Gilchrist lab! This week in preparation for the upcoming field season, and because it was Health and Safety Week, all those heading north this summer got to do a variety of training sessions.  And the one scheduled for Monday morning was climbing safety in the nearby Gatineau Hills. Because […]

Montréal, 2012, IPY From Knowledge to Acton Conference

May 2, 2012

From April 20th to 27th more than 3300 polar researchers, policy makers, educators, journalists and polar enthusiasts gathered in Montréal, Canada to share, learn and take the knowledge gathered during the latest International Polar Year (IPY 2007-2009) into action (http://www.ipy2012montreal.ca/). Before the conference kicked into full swing there were also a number of pre-conference workshops, […]