Citizenship, Shell and polar education:Arctic week in review

Stories concerning everything from drilling and education, to journalism and the environment, were among your most read stories this week. (iStock)
Stories concerning everything from drilling and education, to journalism and the environment, were among your most read stories this week. (iStock)

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week:

– A report looks at the record number of citizens who lost their Finnish citizenship in 2014

-Shell’s Arctic drilling program makes headlines again this week after one of their ships is damaged in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

-Arctic expert Heather Exner-Pirot looks at the importance of northern universities in the Arctic and asks the question: ‘But does Canada really need one?’

-Greenpeace warns of the dangers of Arctic drilling after a report suggests Canada is ill-prepared for oil disasters in the North

– A reporter quits a major Canadian newspaper this week, saying they stopped his research into a story questioning the details of the Franklin Arctic expedition

That’s all from us for this week. We’ll be back on Monday with more stories and newsmakers from across the North.

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

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

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 an 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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