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OCSRNS eleventh edition!

The Ottawa-Carleton Student Northern Research Symposium (OCSNRS) was designed to give students from the university of Ottawa and from Carleton university the space to present their ideas and research in a low-stress and supportive conference setting. This event showcases the work of undergraduate and graduate students conducting research in the Arctic, Subarctic, or Antarctic. The conference aims to offer students the opportunity to present their research and ideas in a supportive and inclusive environment, and facilitate scholarly communication among students and faculty.


9:00-9:45 - Coffee/tea and welcome
9:45-10:30 - Keynote Address
10:30-10:45 – Break
10:45-12:00 - Oral Session 1
12:00-13:15 - Poster session & lunch
13:15-14:30 - Oral Session 2
14:30-14:45 – Break
14:45-15:45 - Oral Session 3
15:45-16:00 - Photo competition results & closing remarks
16:30-19:00 - Social at Father & Sons (112 Osgoode Street, Ottawa)

Oral Session 1: Northern Communities, Governance, and Nutrition

Infrastructure Development and Community Food Security in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region: The Impact of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway, Camille Slack, University of Ottawa

Strengthening Heart Health and Mental Well-being through Nutrition: A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach in the Moose Cree First Nation, Trisia Mae Balalio, University of Ottawa

The Social Impacts of Retail Stores in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Tamara Donnelly, University of Ottawa

Free-entry Staking of Mineral Claims Over Time in the Traditional Territory of Na-cho Nyäk Dun First Nation, Razz Routly, Carleton University

Indigenous Governance of Major Transportation Infrastructure in Subarctic Canada, Louis Frank, University of Ottawa

Oral Session 2: Permafrost & Remote Sensing

A Proposed Framework for Improved Simulations of Permafrost Change, Galina Jonat, Carleton University

Permafrost Terrain Disturbance Mapping and Susceptibility Modeling in the Na-Cho Nyäk Ge (Stewart River) Watershed, Yukon, Frederic Brieger, Carleton University

A Hierarchical, Multi-Sensor Framework for Peatland Sub-Class and Vegetation Mapping Throughout the Canadian Boreal Forest Nicholas Pontone, Carleton University

Morphologie et Hydrogéochimie des Coins de Glace en Dégradation, Montagne Ogilvie, Yukon, Canada Emmanuel Carrière, University of Ottawa

Performance of Drilling Waste Sumps – Mackenzie Delta NT, Rae Landriau, Carleton University

Oral Session 3: Snow, Ice & Wildlife

Quantifying Multi-Decadal Changes in Supraglacial Hydrology on Ellesmere Island, Canadian High Arctic, Pénélope Gervais, University of Ottawa

Assessing Arctic Iceberg Climatology Offshore Eastern Canada, Erika Brummell, University of Ottawa

Understanding Population Trends of the Aarluk (i.e., Orcinus orca; Killer whale) in the Eastern Canadian Arctic and Associated Ecological and Social Implications, Nathaniel Holloway, University of Ottawa

Effects of Snow and Surface Material on Surface Offset of Intermediate Slopes, Pia Blake, Carleton University

Poster Session

Developing a GDGT-temperature Calibration for Lake Sediment Paleoclimate Reconstructions in Arctic Climates, Adriana Raats, University of Ottawa

Community-Developed Research Expectations in the Lhùʼààn Mân (Kluane Lake) Region: Exploring Academic Researcher Perspectives, Savannah Muller, University of Ottawa

A Comprehensive Content Analysis Examining Arctic Maritime Shipping Risks in the Northwest Passage (NWP), Connor Rettinger, University of Ottawa

Origin and Age of Tabular Massive Ice and Ice Wedges in the Smoking Hills, Northwest Territories, Canada, Clody Desjardins, University of Ottawa

A Study of the Cumulative Effects of Mining and Climate Change on Suspended Sediment Flux in Tributaries to Mayo Lake, Yukon, Rasheeda Slater, Carleton University

Understanding the Role of Meltwater Distribution During a recent Surge on Nàłùdäy Glacier, Yukon, Jaime Dube, University of Ottawa

If you require accommodation, please contact the event host as soon as possible.
Date and time
Mar 18, 2024
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Format and location
In person, Virtual
Learning Crossroads (CRX)
English, French
Faculty and staff, Graduate students, Undergraduate students, General public
Organized by
Faculty of Arts
Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics