Call for New Members - Centre for Northern Studies

The Centre for Northern Studies (CNS) is pleased to announce a call for new members. The CNS is a senate approved research centre comprised of faculty from various disciplines and programs who are active researchers in the field of northern studies. Established in the late 1980s by the Lakehead University Board of Governors, the CNS has directly contributed through its speaker series, grants, and publications to the university's international reputation as one of the main centres for northern studies in Canada.

Those interested in becoming a member need to submit a SSHRC or NSERC formatted CV and a cover letter outlining their publications and research grant success to Robbie Buffington, CB 4022 or by email at The deadline is 11 June at 4:30pm.

Membership decisions will be based on a successful track record in light of LU's Northern Studies Mission Statement:

i) identifying, acknowledging and advancing an understanding of the characteristics of the communities and environments of the north, and ii) sponsoring, encouraging and generally promoting research on topics of significance to Northwestern Ontario, and other northern regions in Canada and the circumpolar north. The geographic focus for Northern Studies includes Northwestern Ontario, northern Ontario, the provincial Norths, the territorial Norths, the circumpolar North and circumpolar areas of the southern hemisphere.

In addition, applications which demonstrate success in the Centre's six research priorities will also be given preference:
i) community and community well-being; ii) the northern environment; iii) leadership and decision-making; iv) sustainable development; v) health care; and, vi) communications.

More information about the Centre for Northern Studies can be found at

Michel Beaulieu