2007 a Busy Year for UArctic

Thu, May 29, 2008
2007 marked a major year for the University of the Arctic. The introduction of ten new members, the development of a Graduate Area, the inaugural meeting of the UArctic Rectors' Forum, the establishment of a Catalog Office, and increased student enrolment ín Circumpolar Studies are only a few highlights from this busy yea...

The 11th annual UArctic Council meeting is drawing near. The 2008 meeting will take place at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, where over 110 Council Representatives, UArctic Program Officers, Students and Staff will congregate from June 2-5 for a busy week of meetings, presentations and celebrations! 

UArctic President Lars Kullerud was recently featured in one of the UK's major newspapers, The Guardian. President Kullerud gave insight into one of the most topical issues in the Arctic today- disputes over resources and sovereignty in the Arctic Ocean.

"Sustainable economic growth is an attainable objective. The Nordic Region has made great progress with solutions based on environmental technology, and some day it will be possible to stockpile energy generated from renewable sources such as windmills, and to run vehicles purely on excess energy," was the optimistic message...


Commencing in August 2008, the University of Akureyri will be offering a Master's Program in Polar Law. This program is designed for both lawyers and non-lawyers, and will prepare them for work in the public and private sector, in national and local governments and international organizations, with indigenous peoples of the C...


Catch-up with IASC!

Thu, May 22, 2008
The International Arctic Science Committee has produced a progress report with news about their upcoming conferences and changes to their organizational structure. The report has been made available in electronic form and all are welcome to view it!    


There is much that can be done to curb climate changes at a local level. This is the central theme for the third Nordic conference on sustainable development being organised in Odense, Denmark, in September. The aim of the conference is to debate and propose concrete measures which can be taken by, for example, local councils...


April 2008 marked the implementation of a long envisioned Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) Initiative on Inuit Education, the first ever National Inuit Education Summit. Under the guidance of the ITK’s Education Advisory Group, a three phased project was launched with the commissioning of four background papers on Inuit educatio...

The ARCUS 20th Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum 2008, held at the National Association of Home Builders Conference Center in downtown Washington, DC, will be broadcast live via webstream. The theme of this year's Arctic Forum is: "Tipping Points-The Arctic and Global Change."

This semester marks a major milestone in UArctic history. 8 students from Northlands College in La Ronge Saskatchewan, will be celebrating their completion of the Circumpolar Studies Program (BCS), the first group of students from Canada to do so. UArctic will also be celebrating and honouring their distinguished accomplishme...

The Nordic Council of Ministers has entered into partnership with Nordic Climate Solutions. Copenhagen Climate Solutions which last year attracted 600 decision makers is expanding beyond the Danish borders. This year on the November 25th the two day conference and exhibition will bring together a crowd of Danish, Swedish, Nor...