CRCD and IARC co-host ‘A Place for Knowledge Exchange’ seminar series

The College of Rural and Community Development and the International Arctic Research Center are excited to co-host a new virtual seminar series called "A Place for Knowledge Exchange." The monthly conversations will cover collaborative approaches to research, education and real-life community-based practices in rural Alaska. 

The first seminar will focus on processes and protocols for community-engaged and community-driven research. It will take place virtually on Dec. 7 at 12 p.m., with speakers including Jessica Black, associate vice chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education; Margaret Rudolf, postdoctoral fellow, International Arctic Research Center; and Stacey Lucason, tribal research coordinator, Kawerak.

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Future seminar topics include co-stewardship, co-production of knowledge, climate impacts on traditional ways of life, food and water security, fisheries and much more. 

As part of "A Place for Knowledge Exchange," CRCD and IARC will hold quarterly collaboration brunches for faculty interested in connecting with the two organizations and other members of the UAF community. The location of these connection brunches will rotate between CRCD and IARC facilities.

The seminar and brunches will be facilitated by:

  • Josie Sam, assistant professor, Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development and International Arctic Research Center
  • Jessica Black
  • Sonta Roach, assistant professor, Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development
  • Margaret Rudolf