The 8th Circumpolar Agricultural Conference UArctic Inaugural Food Summit: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Circumpolar North will be held September 29–October 3, 2013 in Girdwood, Alaska, USA, hosted by the University of Alaska Faribanks and organized by the UArctic Thematic Network on Northern Food Sec...


In 2013, the district headquarters of student squads "Russian student squads" and "Arkhangelsk region’s Headquarters of youth labor groups" in cooperation with NArFU, "Sevmorgeo" and National Park "Russian Arctic" are launching a new project “Cleaning the Arctic”. The project is aimed at the creation of student labor squad wo...

The Conference will be held in Rovaniemi, Finland on  23 -25 April, 2013.The natural resources of the Barents Region are of strategic importance for Europe. One intensively developing sector is mining, which will bring new opportunities to the region, but which will also cause changes in the environment.This Conference provi...

30year-old Borlase has taken part in the Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies (BCS), GoNorth, The Arctic Studies Program (University of Lapland), UArctic’s Intern program, and the Masters of Polar Law (University of Akureyri). Borlase was raised in Nain and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and has worked on northern issues all his life, m...

PhD, Docent Lassi Heininen has been appointed as Professor of Arctic Politics as of 1 March 2013. He was invited to fill the position, which is in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Lapland. Responsibilities in this position encompass conducting research, teaching, serving as a supervisor for doctoral student...


”Social Work from a Global Perspective”We are pleased to invite the students who are studying social sciences or related fields to participate in the 16th International Summer School in Social Work in the Social Sciences 2013 – "Social Work from a Global Perspective" from May 20th to June 5th, 2013 at the University of Lapla...

The registration to “the Health, Society and Environment in Relation to Large-Scale Industrial Projects”, PhD Summer School, Nuuk, Greenland 5th-9th September 2013 is open. The PhD Summer School will be held in association with the NUNA MED 2013 conference in Nuuk and thus offers a very good venue for PhD students to learn m...


The University of Saskatchewan’s International Centre for Northern Governance andDevelopment is pleased to offer the second in a series of presentations broadcast betweenNorthern Sweden’s Luleå University and the U of S. This unique opportunity allows for theexchange of ideas and best practices between international, northern...

 March 2013 edition of Policy Options (Canadian public policy magazine)Please, see an article Saskatchewan VikingsWith uncanny similarities between their resourceblessings and social cohesion, is Canada’s rich prairieprovince poised to be another Norway?Greg Poelzer is associate professor of political studies and director oft...

UArctic’s Board of Governors recently recognised two outgoing Board members Dr Barry Scherr from Dartmouth College (Board Chair 2009-2013) and Dr Andrew Greenshaw from the University of Alberta (Board Vice- chair 2007-2011). Elected to the Board in June 2007, both members will be ending their final term on the Board this comi...

The 7th Open Assembly of the Northern Research Forum (NRF), "Climate Change in Northern Territories" will be held on August 22nd – 23rd, 2013 in Akureyri, Iceland. This NRF Call is for Young researchers and professionals who have passed their MA and are undertaking a doctoral degree or have recently completed a doctoral degre...

The Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region met in Washington DC, March 12th-13th, 2013. Among the issues on the agenda were introductions to the US Arctic policy, presentations on the work of the US Arctic Research Commission, and an announcement by Lt. Governor of the State of Alaska, Mr. Mead Treadwell...