Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research

A campus-wide framework for linking knowledge and people

Student profile

Chris Waigle

2014 awardee Christine Waigl earned a physics degree in her native Germany and lived in Paris and then London for 15 years before arriving in Alaska in 2011. Having worked in a variety of jobs, including teaching, web site production, and software development, Chris found herself looking for new challenges and “wanting to get back closer to my scientific roots.” Read Chris's full profile and view previous student profiles.

CGC-supported bowhead whale outreach film now available online

The 25-minute animated film "Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of a Bowhead Whale" is now completed and available for viewing online, with narration in either St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Inupiaq, or English. See the links on the UA Museum of the North's Exhibits & Digital Media - Arctic Currents page. To learn more about the film see the December 2014 issue of our newsletter, Global Glimpses.

Global Change Student Grant Competition

One of CGC's major activities is the annual Global Change Student Research Grant Competition, which has funded over 250 graduate and undergraduate research projects since its inception in 1992.

Competition update

Thirteen proposals have been selected for funding from the 28 that were submitted to the 2015 competion. Congratulations to the awardees! See the list of names and projects.