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Jacqueline Hung

Together, we can shape

the future of polar research.

About us

APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) is focused on promoting early career scientists working in the poles and wider cryosphere.


APECS Canada (or "ehPECS") is a national committee of APECS International. APECS Canada was formed in 2012 at the International Polar Year Knowledge to Action conference.


Become a member

Membership for APECS Canada is free! As a member, you will be added to international and national mailing lists. APECS Canada will send information on outreach activities, job postings, workshops, webinars, and much more!

Our Mission

To create a network of early career researchers, (or ECRs), including undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators, and more. Together, we can help shape future polar research activities in Canada and abroad. The Board of APECS Canada aims to connect a diverse group of enthusiastic ECRs to share ideas and experiences, stimulate research collaborations, and support future leaders in polar research, education and outreach.
We seek to achieve these goals by:
  • Facilitating national and transdisciplinary networking opportunities;
  • Providing opportunities for professional development;
  • Promoting education and outreach to the general public as an integral component of polar research; and 
  • Building reciprocal relations with residents of northern regions and territories, and encouraging collaboration and involvement with APECS Canada.
As a part of its mission, APECS Canada aims to collaborate with Indigenous partners on its projects. Our culture is inclusive and we stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and other Peoples of Colour, the LGBTQIA2+ community, individuals with disabilities and other differences. By involving a diversity of northern researchers and partners, we strive to facilitate a research environment that is both inclusive and ethical.

APECS Canada now has an open source database of icons for you to use on your posters, presentations, or infographics.

Check them out!


Join APECS Canada!

Connect with other Polar researchers, receive job and training opportunities, and stay informed on current Polar news.


Read our charter!


Check out the APECS Canada Terms of Reference (a.k.a the Charter) to learn more about our goals and how we work.


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