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Tracking Local Research Messages on Climate Change and Health in Nunavut

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Rachel Hirsch (York University) and Gwen Healey (Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre) worked together to develop a tool for tracking the use of knowledge from community-based research projects in Nunavut. This work was inspired by the increased emphasis academics and policymakers have been placing on food security and climate change research across the Arctic. A food security knowledge-tracking workshop was held in Iqaluit, Nunavut in 2011 and following this, attendees worked together to produce a knowledge-tracking guidebook outlining how to assess the use and integration of local food (in)security knowledge in Nunavut climate change policy making. The goal of the project is to understand how research is or could be moved into policy action and program development. The message brought from this project is about how climate change affects freedom and access to country foods.

For more information please contact Rachel Hirsch at