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2030 NORTH FORUM

 

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       Last Update: March 30th, 2010

 

2030 NORTH

AGENDA

Last Update June 9th, 2009

 

MONDAY JUNE 1, 2009

2:00-8:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

7:00 pm

Evening Reception

  • Introduction of Co-Chairs Tony Penikett and Mary Simon
  • Keynote Address by Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Citizen Advocate on Arctic Climate Change”

TUESDAY JUNE 2, 2009

8:30 am

COFFEE & NETWORKING

9:00 am

Opening Remarks: Conference Co-Chairs

9:30 am

Session One: In the Grip of Climate Change

  • Session Paper Presentation: Dr. Rob Huebert, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies

9:50 am

Session One: Panel Discussion

  • Leslie Whitby, Director, Environment and Renewal Resources Directorate, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Dr. Chris Burn, Permafrost Specialist, Carleton University
  • Douglas Bancroft, Canadian Ice Service
  • Ed Schultz, Executive Director, Council for Yukon First Nations

10:30 am

COFFEE & NETWORKING

10:50 am

Session One: Break-out Groups

12:00 am

LUNCH

1:00 pm

Session Two: The Pace of Change

  • Session Paper Presentation: Dr. Oran Young, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California
     

1:20 pm

Session Two: Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Chris Southcott, Chair & Research Director, Social Economy Research Network for Northern Canada
  • Stephen Kakfwi, Kakfwi & Associates, NWT
  • Ron Cruikshank, Director, Yukon Land Use Planning Council
  • John Crump, Polar Issues Coordinator, UNEP/GRID-Arendal Polar Programme

2:00 pm

Session Two: Break-out Groups

3:15 pm

COFFEE & NETWORKING

3:30 pm

Session Three: Land Claims Agreements

  • Session Paper Presentation: John Donihee, Barrister & Solicitor

3:50 pm

Session Three: Panel Discussion

  • John Merritt, Legal Counsel, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
  • Emily Borsy, Land Use Policy Coordinator, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
  • Don Axford, Land Claims Agreements Consultant and Negotiator
  • Ed Schultz, Executive Director, Council for Yukon First Nations

4:30 pm

Adjourn

WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 2009

8:30 am

COFFEE & NETWORKING

9:00 am

Day Two Opening Remarks: Conference Co-Chairs

9:20 am

Session Three: Summary of Previous Day

9:30 am

Session Three: Break-out Groups

10:40 am

COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:00 am

Session Four: Science and Research in the Canadian Arctic

  • Dr. David Hik, Executive Director of the Canadian IYP Secretariat and Professor of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta

11:20 am

Session Four: Panel Discussion

  • Steve Bigras, Executive Director, Canadian Polar Commission
  • Dr. Peter Geller, Peter Geller  Vice-President, Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies
  • Dr. Benoit Beauchamp, Executive Director, Arctic Institute of North America
  • Dr. Steve Kokelj, Water & Resources Division, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

12:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm

Session Four: Break-out Groups

2:10 pm

COFFEE & NETWORKING

2:30 pm

Session Five: Canada’s North – A New Strategy

  • Dr. Franklyn Griffiths, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and George Ignatieff Chair Emeritus of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Toronto

2:50 pm

Session Five: Panel Discussion

  • John Noble, retired Canadian Ambassador to Greece and Switzerland; and Deputy Chief of Mission in France
  • George Braden, Braden & Associates, Ottawa
  • Jim Lahey, Associated Deputy Minister, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (retired)
  • Udloriak Hanson, Senior Policy Liaison, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

3:30 pm

Session Five: Break-out Groups

4:45 pm

Adjourn

THURSDAY JUNE 4, 2009

8:30 am

COFFEE & NETWORKING

9:00 am

Day Three Opening Remarks: Co-Chairs

9:20 am

Summary of Recommendations – Session Chairs (20 min each)

  • Session 1: In the Grip of Climate Change: Canada 2030
  •  Session 2: The Pace of Change
  • Session 3: Land Claims Agreements

10:30 am

COFFEE & NEWORKING

10:50 am

Summary of Recommendations (continued)

  • Session 4: Science and Research in the Canadian Arctic
  • Session 5: Canada’s North – A New Strategy

11:30 am

Closing Comments: Conference Co-chairs

1:00 pm

2030 NORTH Strategy Development: Action Plan Working Meeting

  • Session Chairs, Facilitators and Steering Committee members discuss next steps
  • Reporters prepare final session reports for website upload
7:00 pm Climate Wars at 2030.
A special presentation brought to you by WWF.
Free of charge and open to the public

 

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