On September 10-12 leading experts in the field of Polar Law and Arctic Governance will meet at the University of Akureyri for the second Polar Law Symposium.



Mary Simon, President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and former UArctic Board Member, was featured in the Hill Times on Monday August 24, 2009. Simon gave an extensive interview on many of the challenges facing the Canadian North and the importance of improving capacity-building and strengthening communities in the region...

The University of Tromso has 3-5 research fellow positions in earth observation/remote sensing available, for applicants who would like to complete a PhD. The positions are organized under the Department of Physics and Technology, and the research fellows will be enrolled in the Barents Remote Sensing School (BARESS).

The Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation seeks a Coordinator for its Northern Fellowship Program. The Foundation is an independent charitable foundation focused on strengthening public policy in Canada. For many years, the Foundation has focused much of its grant-making and related efforts on Canada’s far north: The Yuko...

The UA Museum of the North (UAMN) in Fairbanks, Alaska is recruiting an Education Outreach Specialist to collect and record Alaska Native oral histories about the night sky. These recorded stories will be incorporated into the portable planetarium presentations.


The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is proud to announce that its Ookpik community website for circumpolar youth has had a total makeover. It’s a completely new Ookpik! The new site is designed for circumpolar youth, with contributions from circumpolar youth. Over the past two years, Ookpik has...

Diversity in the North

Wed, Aug 19, 2009
German Katharina Kamm (25) had visited Scandinavia only once before she decided to go study in the North. She ended up going on exchange to the University of Tromsø, a choice she has not regretted so far.




The proceedings of the Linguistics Session of the 15th International Congress of Inuit Studies, which was held in Paris in October 2006, have been recently published. The publication is 'Variations on Polysynthesis: the Eskaleut languages M.-A. Mahieu & N. Tersis (eds), 2009, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, John Benjamins, Ty...