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22 April 2012
Resolute Bay, Nunavut

Search and rescue (SAR) technicians from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, Comox, British Columbia, load gear from a BV-206 utility vehicle onto a CC-115 Buffalo aircraft for a SAR training scenario during Operation NUNALIVUT 2012.

Operation NUNALIVUT 2012 is one of the major sovereignty operations conducted every year by the Canadian Forces in Canada’s North. This year’s operation will focus on the Canadian Forces demonstrating expeditionary capabilities in response to a simulated Whole of Government safety driven mission.

The Operation runs from 10 April to 1 May 2012, in and around Resolute Bay, Nunavut and involves approximately 150 Canadian Forces personnel from the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army, and Canadian Rangers under the Command of Joint Task Force (North).

Photo by: Sergeant Matthew McGregor, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

© 2012 DND-MDN Canada



Mia Bennett
Mia Bennett

Mia Bennett is pursuing a PhD in Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received her MPhil (with Distinction) in Polar Studies from the University of Cambridge's Scott Polar Research Institute, where she was a Gates Scholar.

Mia examines how climate change is reshaping the geopolitics of the Arctic through an investigation of scientific endeavors, transportation and trade networks, governance, and natural resource development. Her masters dissertation investigated the extent of an Asian-Arctic region, focusing on the activities of Korea, China, and Japan in the circumpolar north. Mia's work has appeared in ReNew Canada, Water Canada, FACTA, and Baltic Rim Economies, among other publications.

She speaks French, Swedish, and is learning Russian.

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