The Institute for Research on Public Policy released the fourth volume in the series The Art of the State, “Northern Exposure: Peoples, Powers and Prospects in Canada’s North” on May 27. This multidisciplinary edited volume explores how the dramatic changes in Canada’s North will affect its peoples, its governments, and t...

The University of the Arctic Institute for Applied Circumpolar Policy in cooperation with the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace are pleased to release the findings from "The Arctic Climate Change and Security Policy Conference: Final Repor...

Organizers of the Arctic Frontiers 2010 conference announce a call for abstracts. The conference will be held in Tromso, Norway, 27-29 January 2010. The conference is divided into three parallel sessions that will focus on the latest research results of climate change effects on sea-ice, marine biodiversity, social scienc...



Symposium Announcement

Sat, Jul 04, 2009
IPY International Early Career Researcher SymposiumVictoria, British Columbia, Canada4-8 December 2009

The UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education:The New Dynamics of Higher Education and Research for Societal Change and Development will be held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on July 5-8, 2009. Some 1,200 participants are expected at the event, which was previously organized in 1998.

Summer has arrived! The following is a list of office closures and holiday times of UArctic staff:International Secretariat and President's office: - Outi Snellman: July 19-30, August 3-9- Riitta Aikio: July 4- July 26- Scott Forrest: July 4-July 26  - Lars Kullerud: July 1-August 1- Harry Borlase is working in the Secretari...

A total of 1.45 mill NOK (160.000 Euro) has been given to 8 projects by the University of Tromsø who manages the annual University of the Arctic funding for the Government of Norway. 13 proposals were evaluated by an external evaluator for quality and by 5 independent UArctic evaluators for fit to UArctic values and strategy...

Planning for the Third Annual Jokkmokk Winter Conference 2010 is well underway. This year's theme is on "Changing Climates: The new political and environmental reality for Northern Communities" and will use the December 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15) as a basis for discussion and dialogue. The ev...

The University of the Arctic was featured in the newest edition of Global Knowledge: Research Across Boundaries Magazine (No. 1 2009) with Dr. Andy Greenshaw, Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors taking centre-stage. In the article, "Networks for Knowledge", Dr. Greenshaw highlights the importance of Thematic Networks as a s...

If the health of an organization can be determined by the popularity of its website, the UArctic is doing very well. With a yearly average of over 70.000 visits and nearly 300.000 page views from 45.000 new visitors, the UArctic's virtual activity is certainly drawing some attention.


Three colleges in Canada's North are joining forces to push the federal government to help create a university in the Arctic. Yukon College, Nunavut Arctic College and N.W.T.-based Aurora College have agreed this week to establish the legal foundation for a university north of 60.