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UArctic General Presentation Updated August 2015 Who We Are UArctic is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other

  1. UArctic General Presentation Updated August 2015


  3. Who We Are UArctic is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North. UArctic builds and strengthens collective resources and collaborative infrastructure that enables member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions. Through cooperation in education, research and outreach we enhance human capacity in the North, promote viable communities and sustainable economies, and forge global partnerships. UArctic was created through an initiative of the Arctic Council (Iqaluit Declaration 1998) and was officially launched in 2001.

  4. An Empowered North – With Shared Voices

  5. Empower the people of the Circumpolar North by providing unique educational and research opportunities through collaboration within a powerful network of members.

  6. • Circumpolar • Inclusive • Reciprocal

  7. UArctic benefits students, public and private sectors, and the North as a region by creating strong international collaboration among its members that: Creates shared knowledge, • competences and resources by matching capacity to needs Connects traditional and • indigenous knowledge systems with modern academia Partners with northern • communities and indigenous populations to respond to their educational aspirations and requirements Bridges dialogue across different • sectors and regions of the North, and with the world Builds shared services that • facilitate and promote cooperation and collaboration Increases collaboration • opportunities for our community of faculty, staff and students Promotes the collective views of • its members and broadens the voice of the North in the world

  8. • Educational Access for Northern Students • Research Representation in the North • Expanding Knowledge of the North • Engaged Membership Network

  9. UArctic membership at a glance • 176 Members • Higher Education Institutions and Other Organizations • Arctic and Non-Arctic members

  10. Thematic Networks Groups of UArctic members working together to conduct research and create learning experiences for students, faculty and communities.

  11. Thematic Networks Arctic Engineering • Arctic Extractive Industries • Arctic Fisheries and Aquaculture • Arctic Geology • Arctic Law • Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design • Arctic Telecommunications and Networking • Commercialization of Science and Technology for the North • Communicating Arctic Research • Digital Media and Media Arts • Distance Education and e-Learning • Energy in New Time • Environmental Impact Assessment of Industry Contaminated Areas • Environmental Training and Education for Sustainable Development of the Arctic (NETESDA) • Geopolitics and Security • Health and Well-being in the Arctic • Indigenous Arts and Crafts • Local and Regional Development in the North • Managing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the North • Model Arctic Council • Natural Hazards • Northern Food Security • Northern Governance • Northern Nursing Education • Northern Tourism • Permafrost • Polar ice, climate and land dynamics (PICD) • Social Work • Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education • UArctic World Ensemble • Verdde Program • Working in the Arctic • World Images of Indigenous Peoples of the North •

  12. Circumpolar Studies An exciting way for students at UArctic member institutions to learn about the North, with courses held in the classroom, online, outdoors, and around the world. “Before BCS I’ve never had such an experience - to study by distance education… it was interesting to communicate with people from different countries. I felt my brain work, and I liked it.” Victoria Rudakova (Russia) Arkhangelsk State Technical University

  13. north2north Student Mobility Student exchange program that allows students at UArctic institutions to visit different northern regions, and share experiences face-to-face, through study at other UArctic institutions. I enrolled in the north2north program to broaden my knowledge in a north2north student exchanges different culture and on different subjects than I was studying in Canada. 163 This experience caused me to rethink my career, where I was going to live, (in 2013) and what I was going to do with my life. Shawn Jantzen USask/Finnmark University College

  14. * Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Islands join north2north from 2015

  15. UArctic Student Ambassadors A select group of student leaders who engage in representing UArctic at events and functions, who meet to discuss important Arctic issues, and who communicate with fellow and prospective students.

  16. Research • UArctic members are engaged in research, education, and development activities with each other. • UArctic activities are coordinated with Arctic research. • UArctic activities are relevant to Arctic Council working groups, Indigenous peoples organizations, and Arctic science and development organization

  17. GoNorth & Catalogue GoNorth UArctic Studies assists members to Catalogue promote their institutions provides a one-stop as northern destinations of index of northern study to those outside the courses and programs region offered by members

  18. Governance Council Board of Governors Consists of representatives • • Internationally from all UArctic members representative Board Decides on membership of • UArctic and nominates • Highest decision making members of the Board body Makes strategic decisions on • • Responsible for strategic UArctic’s program development development, institutional Gives academic guidance for • priorities and finances program implementation and delivery

  19. Rectors’ Forum Annually brings Fairbanks together university 2010 leaders around Winnipeg 2012 specific themes Khanty-Mansisk Dartmouth 2009 2007 Includes Student Arkhangelsk Kautokeino 2013 2011 Umeå Akureyri Forum Rovaniemi 2015 2014 2008

  20. Administration Small, decentralized administration based in members • across the region Member-hosted support offices for specific functions • President Lars Kullerud (GRID-Arendal, Norway) – Vice-President Academic John Eichelberger (University of Alaska – Fairbanks, USA) Vice-President Organization Outi Snellman (University of Lapland, – Finland) Vice-President Research Kari Laine (Thule Institute, University of – Oulu, Finland) Vice-President Interregional Cooperation Marina Kalinina – (Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Russia) Vice-President Indigenous Keith Chaulk (Labrador Institute, – Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)

  21. Information Services UArctic News and monthly • Shared Voices email newsletter UArctic Studies Catalogue • provides one-stop overview of northern-relevant study programs and courses available at member institutions Information tools and services to • support member networking and collaboration

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