IPY Canada, The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) ArcticNet, and the Northern Research Forum (NRF) announce the IPY International Early Career Researcher Symposium, to be held 4-8 December 2009, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The Symposium is being organized in conjunction with the 2009 ArcticNet Science Meeting, which will be held after the Symposium, 8-11 December.

The Symposium will bring together arctic and Antarctic early career researchers with experts to build skills, knowledge, and networks. The workshop is based around seven themes:
- Community-based research;
- Funding your ideas;
- Working with policy makers;
- Communicating your science;
- How do I get started in science?
- Data management; and
- Time management and work/life balance.

The training sessions will give concrete and useful advice, insight, and skills to help early career researchers meet the demands of polar science. The Symposium will also provide an unmatched opportunity to meet and collaborate with fellow early career researchers, and build the
networks that will strengthen polar research in the future.

Lodging and food will be included and travel support will be available. Registration will be capped at 120 participants. For more information and to register for future information packages and application forms,
please visit the workshop website.