Saturday, December 04, 2010


My colleague, Associate Scholar and CWIS Fellow for Traditional Health Geography Mirjam Hirch has been awarded Best Presentation Prize for her paper delivered at the November 2010 7th Kastelli Symposium in Oulu, Finland. The topic of her presentation was "the disruptive potential of geography in indigenous peoples' health." The theme of the symposium was "People in a changing world."

The Thule Institute and the University of Oulu, in cooperation with the University of Arctic Thematic Networks on Global Change and Arctic Medicine, organized the symposium. Ms. Hirch's presentation accompanied keynote presentations by Gert Mulvad of Greenland, Hannu Heikkinen of Finland, Joan Nymand Larsen of Iceland and Gunhild Hoogensen of Norway.

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