Nobel Prize winner will speak at Churchill Northern Studies Centre 40th-anniversary gala in August

A benefit gala featuring cocktails, dinner and a Nobel Prize-winning keynote speaker will be held Aug. 25 in Churchill to celebrate 40 years of subarctic research and education at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC).

Sheila Watt-Cloutier will discuss the changing climate and the future of research following cocktails and a famed CNSC dinner. The evening will also include the presentation of the inaugural CNSC award and a musical performance by Elliot BROOD, one of the premier acts in Canadian roots music.

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"There is much to celebrate," said CNSC executive director Grant MacNeil. "We've been supporting research and education in the Churchill region since 1976, and we are excited to welcome everyone to the centre to commemorate this significant event. Events like this give everyone an opportunity to reflect on the past accomplishments of the centre and celebrate the organization's bright future, which is now more important than ever."

An open house for community members of all ages will be held at the CNSC Aug. 27.

An independent, non-profit research and education facility 23 kilometres east of Churchill, the CNSC provides accommodations, meals, equipment rentals and logistical support to scientific researchers investigating various topics of interest to northern science as well as facilitating educational programming ranging from general interest courses for the visiting public to university credit courses for post-secondary students.

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