Norway-Canada Sustainable Energy Project

The High North Program is meant to expand, strengthen and disseminate knowledge relevant to the High North including climate change, the environment, resources, transportation and logistics, economy and issues relating to indigenous peoples.  The program is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and administered by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education.

Through this program, a new partnership has been formed between The University of Winnipeg and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology to develop shared research and study opportunities related to sustainable energy systems in Canada and Norway. 

Funding is available for up to 20 students to travel between countries to participate in these research activities as part of thesis projects or project courses between now and November of 2018. Students will work with at least one supervisor from UWinnipeg and one supervisor from NTNU in Gjovik once they have selected a particular project. The research areas are:

This project will wrap up in 2018 with a symposium in Norway where student and faculty research results will be shared with all project participants as well as community and private sector stakeholders.

In addition to these research opportunities, an intensive 3 credit hour course will be held in May 2017 focused on Sustainable Energy in the Norwegian and Canadian context. The course will be open to undergraduate and master students from Canada and Norway. For more information about course content, contact Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick.

Students from NTNU and from the MDP program will also join the 2018 Churchill Field School offered through the Department of Geography Churchill. For details, contact Chris Storie.