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Greenland glacier photo. Credit: Image by Bernd Hildebrandt Pixabay

Greenland glacier photo. Credit: Image by Bernd Hildebrandt Pixabay

Dreams of ice

A new Canada Excellence Research Chair has joined the University of Manitoba, adding to the university’s knowledge in the Arctic. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen focuses on a discipline new to the university: glaciology.

Currently a professor at the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, Dahl-Jensen has been doing fieldwork on the Greenland ice sheet most summers since 1981, where international teams of researchers drill down to extract ice cores, trying to answer questions like how old the ice is, whether Greenland was ever ice-free, and what kinds of abrupt climate shifts took place in the past.

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Partners in the North

Over the ten-year history of the Riddell Faculty, numerous working relationships with organizations, communities, and institutions in Canada’s North have been developed. Two important partnerships, with the University College of the North (UCN) and the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy (NMMA), seek to provide greater access to training and educational opportunities for northern Manitobans.

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