Whether research- or collections-oriented, scientific endeavour at the Canadian Museum of Nature has a strong focus on the Arctic. Our researchers also share their expertise with like-minded institutions.
The Centre for Arctic Knowledge and Exploration
The centre expands the museum's capacity to meet the world's environmental challenges and inspire future scientists with a focus on Canada's Arctic.
Access data on Arctic specimens from the museum's collections.
Many of our researchers' publications reflect the museum's expertise in Arctic research and collections.
The W. Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arctic Research at the Canadian Museum of Nature is a boon to Arctic science.
Our science staff members participate in and attend international conferences, including
- Arctic Observing Summit http://www.arcticobservingsummit.org
- Arctic Science Summit Week http://www.iasc.info/home/assw
- ArcticNet http://www.arcticnetmeetings.ca
- Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program – Marine Plan http://www.caff.is/marine/marine-monitoring-plan
- Polar Data Forum http://www.polar-data-forum.org.
Students on Ice
Each year, museum staff members participate as science educators on Students on Ice expeditions.
Recognizing that natural-history museums have much to contribute to Arctic science, the Canadian Museum of Nature co-founded the Arctic Natural History Museums Alliance.
Northern Scientific Training Program
The museum's science experts are long-standing members of the Management Committee of the Northern Scientific Training Program, which distributes funds to students who travel to the North to conduct research.
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna
The museum's botany experts are long-standing members the Arctic Council's Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (in the Circumpolar Flora Group and Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program).