Eye on the Arctic news round-up

Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency tours Frobisher Bay in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Thursday, February 23, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean KilpatrickA round-up of stories that made headlines across the North this week.


A four-day symposium on Food Security takes place in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut.


Finland’s northern ski resorts are increasingly popular with Russian tourists.


Arctic Frontiers, a major international conference on the North, took place in Tromso, Norway this week. Speakers included Leona Aglukkaq, the upcoming chair of the Arctic Council when Canada takes over in May.


Russian scientist Artur Chilingarov says Russia will be submitting it’s Arctic territorial claims to the United Nations at the end of 2013.


A recent study suggests children in northern Sweden are not getting enough vitamin D.

United States

A look at the future of Shell’s Arctic projects in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi seas.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is an award-winning journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project. Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

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