By Dr. Greg Poelzer, one of three Fulbright Arctic Scholars from Canada
The challenges facing the people and lands of the Circumpolar North are huge. So, too, are the opportunities. Coming to grips with the sheer breadth and complexity of interdependent issues ranging from energy to water, and from infrastructure to health, requires problem-oriented, multidisciplinary research teams, drawing on diverse experiences from around the Circumpolar North. For scholars who have dedicated their life’s work to research, teaching, and community engagement in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative represents a once-in-a-life time opportunity.