UArctic Student Ambassadors represent the UArctic network as well as their own home institutions on and off campus. As the face of UArctic’s educational activities, the Ambassadors participate in relevant UArctic events and meetings; share their own UArctic experiences to highlight the opportunities and benefits that the network has to offer; communicate online and face to face with past and present students from across UArctic's membership; and function as a liaison between the student community and UArctic's leadership.

The new Student Ambassadors will receive their training during the UArctic Congress 2016 in St Petersburg, Russia in September 2016.

UArctic Student Ambassadors 2016

Heather Bell, British, Durham University, United Kingdon

Anastasia A. Chayka, Russian, Murmansk State Technical University, Russia

Kamila A. Faizieva, Russian, Industrial University of Tyumen, Russia

Carolyn Jean Kozak, American, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Ulunnguaq Elisabeth Markussen, Danish (Greenlandic), Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland, Kingdom of Denmark

German Sabirov, Russian, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

Valerie Young, Canadian, Nunavut Arctic College, Canada


The UArctic Student Ambassador program began in 2014 with 14 appointed Ambassadors.