During the first day of the meeting, UArctic welcomed 17 new members to the network, bringing UArctic's total membership to 187:

  1. Keyano College, Canada
  2. Ontario Tech University, Canada
  3. University of Alaska Southeast, United States
  4. University of Toronto, Canada
  5. World Maritime University, Sweden
  6. Global Health, McMaster University, Canada
  7. Arctic Initiative, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School, United States
  8. Science Diplomacy Center, United States
  9. Indian Maritime University, India
  10. Jilin University, China
  11. Rashtriya Raksha University, India
  12. University of Dundee, United Kingdom
  13. University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  14. University of Tasmania, Australia
  15. Arctic Basecamp Foundation, Netherlands
  16. Halpin Research Centre, Ireland
  17. Oxford University Polar Forum, United Kingdom

The UArctic Assembly elected one new Board member and one student representative. The following elections were made:

  • Dr. Lesley Brown of Yukon University as member of the Board for a three-year term (2023-2026)
  • Viljo Vuorimäki of University of Lapland as Student Representative on the Board for a fixed three-year term (2023-2026)

UArctic congratulates the newly elected Board members and is pleased about the added competence and experience that they bring to our Board.