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Arctic Seminar Series: Lucette Barber

Arctic climate change research – a Canadian perspective on scientific outreach and communications

2016.06.07 | Susanna Pakkasmaa

Date Wed 29 Jun
Time 14:00 15:00
Location ARC, Ny Munkegade 114, Building 1540, meeting room 1540-020. Roskilde: I0.19

Schools on Board. Photo University of Manitoba.

Lucette Barber works with communications and outreach for the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) at the University of Manitoba. Her presentation will describe the outreach and communication initiatives developed to communicate the Arctic climate change research of ArcticNet and University of Manitoba researchers.

Lucette Barber has been dedicated to this work for 13 years, including high level of involvement during the last International Polar Year. Initiatives range from formal to informal approaches aimed at a broad audience both internal and external to their research group.  These initiatives include:

  • Internationally recognized Schools on Board field program for high school students and educators
  • Circumpolar Inuit field program
  • Artist on Board program in collaboration with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Media competition in collaboration with the World Federation of Science Journalists
  • Books

The newest initiative currently in development is called All Aboard in partnership with VIA Rail to use a passenger train and other public outreach platforms in key locations in Manitoba to communicate our research in and around the Hudson Bay Complex. This initiative will include the development of a web-based App and interactive program, and engagement with the local schools and communities. 

Lucette will also share some approaches used by CEOS and the Arctic Science Partnership to maximize internal communication and team-building within the research group.

Lucette Barber has a Masters of Environment from University of Manitoba. As manager of communications and outreach, Lucette oversees outreach programs and manages both internal and external communications at the centre. Her research interests include climate change education, program assessment, and communications.

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