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Lecture 1

GEO 605 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Nunavik, Canadian Identity, Permafrost


Department
Geography
Course Code
GEO 605
Professor
David Atkinson
Lecture
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Geo605
What is North?
-permafrost
-north of tree line: tundra
-boreal forest: largest biome, encircles the globe, starts north of sudbury
-northern portion of quebec: nunavik: similar to nunavut bc of inuit community
-northie sig part of canadian identity and imp component of our history our geography
ardour future
-north is rich with natural resources processing immense potential and immense
challenges
-northern ppl have differing characteristics and associated needs based on their
location
-vancouver olympics symbol unrelated to vancouver: nukshuk
-thought it would identify canada, led to offence from inuit
-north issues: food security(exp),
-nordicity: a state or level of northness, real or perceived
-10 criteria,
-majority of arctic: desert
-north if N=200
-toronto less than 50
-iqaluit= 584
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