Polar Impact: Understanding Change in the Circumpolar Worlds, was featured in the University of Alberta Museums' Gallery A (TELUS Centre) from October 7 to November 20, 2010. The exhibition celebrated the 50th anniversary of the university's Canadian Circumpolar Institute by highlighting a selection of circumpolar research.
Over the past 50 years, the Canadian Circumpolar Institute has reinforced the work of northerners and polar researchers. Artifacts and specimens collected through their research have become part of the University of Alberta Museums' collections.
This continuously growing body of information has shaped, and continues to shape, our understanding of the polar regions.
Polar Impact was a collaboration between the Canadian Circumpolar Institute and the University of Alberta Museums. We thank University of Alberta researchers and other colleagues who assisted us in the development of the exhibition.