An exhibition of evocative photographs from the Arctic region of Canada will be on display in the Law School Building from 12 to 15 December.
The Accessible Arctic, presented by the Canadian High Commission, includes images collected over 80 years by Canadian Geographic.
"The photographs show the beauty of the North, and reflect how this region has always been at the very heart of Canadian identity," said Mary Lou Hayman, from the Canadian High Commission at Canberra.
Canada's Arctic makes up more than 40 per cent of the country's landmass and is home to more than 100,000 Canadians. Northerners, including indigenous people, make up 80 per cent of the population in some regions.
"The Canadian Government has focused global efforts on the impact of climate change in the region," said Ms Hayman. "It has been a major player in the negotiation of important international environmental instruments that address critical issues such as pollution and the need to protect and preserve our unique Arctic environment.
"Ensuring that economic and social development is sustainable and benefits Arctic inhabitants, particularly indigenous peoples, is also a key objective for Canada."
The photos will be on display from noon on Monday 12 December to 4pm on 15 December on Level 1 of the Law School Building. The exhibition will take place alongside a workshop, also sponsored by the Canadian High Commission and hosted by the Faculty of Law, on Polar Oceans Governance with participants from the Australian Canadian Oceans Research Network.
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Source: The University Of Sydney http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=8359