The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS), in partnership with Yukon College in Whitehorse, is soliciting abstracts for the 9th International Student Conference on Northern Studies and Polar Regions. The conference will be held 2-5 October 2009 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.

Particularly, abstracts are solicited that encompass the following areas:
- The impact of sustainable development, economic activity, and polar law on communities, governance, and natural habitats.
- The use of natural, physical, and social sciences to help understand the causes and effects of the changing polar climate.
- Changes to polar marine and terrestrial communities over the short and long term.
- Changes in research communities and how research is undertaken in the polar regions.

The Communities of Change - Building an IPY Legacy Conference will highlight research occurring at both poles, including interactions between the cryosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and society. Inter-disciplinary sessions will be arranged based on the number and breadth of abstracts submitted.

Please note the abstract submission deadline has been extended to:
Sunday, 31 May 2009.

Financial assistance for travel will be available to students; please
check the conference website for details.

For guidelines and further information about the abstract submission, poster submission, and the conference in general, please click here.

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