Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic
Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic
Eilís Quinn est une journaliste primée et responsable du site Regard sur l’Arctique/Eye on the Arctic, une coproduction circumpolaire de Radio Canada International. En plus de nouvelles quotidiennes, Eilís produit des documentaires et des séries multimédias qui lui ont permis de se rendre dans les régions arctiques des huit pays circumpolaires. Son enquête journalistique «Arctique – Au-delà de la tragédie » sur le meurtre de Robert Adams, un Inuk de 19 ans du Nord du Québec, a remporté la médaille d’argent dans la catégorie “Best Investigative Article or Series” aux Canadian Online Publishing Awards en 2019. Le reportage a aussi reçu une mention honorable pour son excellence dans la couverture de la violence et des traumatismes aux prix Dart 2019 à New York. Son reportage «Un train pour l’Arctique: Bâtir l'avenir au péril d'une culture?» sur l'impact que pourrait avoir un projet d'infrastructure de plusieurs milliards d'euros sur les communautés autochtones de l'Arctique européen a été finaliste dans la catégorie enquête (médias en ligne) aux prix de l'Association canadienne des journalistes pour l'année 2019. Son documentaire multimedia «Bridging the Divide» sur le système de santé dans l’Arctique canadien a été finaliste aux prix Webby 2012. En outre, son travail sur les changements climatiques dans l'Arctique canadien a été présenté à l'émission scientifique «Découverte» de la chaîne française de Radio-Canada, de même qu'au «Téléjournal», l'émission phare de nouvelles de Radio-Canada. Au cours de sa carrière Eilís a travaillé pour des médias au Canada et aux États-Unis, et comme animatrice pour la série «Best in China» de Discovery/BBC Worldwide. Twitter : @Arctic_EQ Courriel : eilis.quinn@radio-canada.ca

Indigenous, Society

Can cross-border cooperation help decolonize Sami-language education?

KIRUNA, Sweden – An ambitious project to transform early childhood education for Sami children in Norway, Finland and Sweden, is getting underway, with authorities in Norway currently selecting the first nine preschools to pilot the project. The five-year project, called »

Environment & Animal Life

Biosecurity an increasing concern in Arctic, Antarctic regions, experts warn

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. As the climate warms, biosecurity issues will become an increasing concern for the polar regions says Kevin Hughes, a researcher at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and lead »

Politics

Trump, the Arctic Council & Arctic policy in Canada: 2020 stories to watch for

As 2020 gets underway, Eye on the Arctic is checking in with northern experts for their take on what to watch for in the year ahead. Up today, we speak with Heather Exner-Pirot, a research associate at the Observatoire de »

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Iceland most gender-equal country says report, Canada comes in 19th

Iceland has been named the world’s most gender-equal country by the World Economic Forum. It’s the 11th year in a row that Iceland has topped the list. The country was followed by three other Nordic countries: Norway, Finland, Sweden, in »

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The Arctic railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?

The Arctic railway project from Rovaniemi, Finland to Kirkenes, Norway caused heated debate in Europe until it was tanked by a government report in February for being economically unviable. Read the full story…

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Inuit artists reflect on their art, their culture and their language

Discover the complexity and realities surrounding Inuit art through the personal testimony of the creators themselves. Follow Eye on the Arctic journalist Eilís Quinn as she explores the world of some of the most renowned Inuit artists.

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, Society

Northern Canadian writers tackle the roiling world of Arctic horror

Ghosts, cannibals and animals that may not be what they seem — a Canadian anthology has brought together some of the North’s most notable writers to explore the darkest corners of Arctic horror. Taaqtumi: An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories is made up »

Environment & Animal Life

GPS-bugged capsules lobbed into sea to track litter trajectories in Arctic

The Arctic council working group focused on the polar marine environment is taking a novel approach raising awareness around marine litter – releasing GPS-bugged capsules into the water to simulate plastic bottles that can then be tracked live on the »

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The Arctic railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?

INARI, Finland – Jussa Seurujarvi, a 23-year-old Indigenous Saami reindeer herder, still remembers the relief he felt when the proposed Arctic railway, a massive infrastructure project that would have stretched across northern Finland into Norway, was nixed by a report »

Environment & Animal Life

Study to be done on establishment of a protected marine area in Atlantic Canada

A coastal area adjacent to the Torngat Mountains National Park in northern Labrador in Atlantic Canada is under consideration to become an Indigenous marine protected area. Canada’s environment minister Catherine McKenna and Johannes Lampe, the president of Nunatsiavut, the Inuit »