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  • 8:00


    2 parallel sessions
    08:00 - 09:00 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 4512, Université Laval

    Continental Breakfast

    08:00 - 14:30 EDT
    Entrance Hall, Pavillion Desjardins 4512, Université Laval




    4 parallel sessions
    09:00 - 10:30 EDT
    Pavillon Désjardins 2320

    UArctic Premeeting - BEBO

    Open for all In this session, you will get information on the purpose of the Bebo thematic network, and update on our current situation. The session aims to create dialogue and exploration on potential core themes of Bebo thematic network's future in North-America and other parts of the Arctic, as well as mapping out interested new members and exploring potential outreach. Chairs: - Mika Aromäki- Janne Näkkäläjärvi

    09:00 - 12:00 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 2326

    UArctic Premeeting - ICARP IV

    UArctic engagement to the Forth International Conference to the Arctic Research Planning Open for all The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is coordinating a multi-year planning process for the Fourth International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP IV) lasting from 2022 until 2026. The process will engage Arctic researchers, policy makers, residents and stakeholders from around the world to collegially discuss the state of Arctic science. ICARP IV will consider the most urgent knowledge gaps, Arctic research priorities and needs for the next decade, it will also explore avenues to address these research needs. ICARP III The ICARP IV process will culminate at the ICARP IV / ASSW 2025 conference to be convened in Boulder Colorado, USA in March 2025, hosted by a consortium of US institutions, including the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Northern Iowa, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Alaska Pacific University. As a partner in ICARP IV, University of the Arctic will engage with its community for collecting needs and research priorities for the future research. A starting point was an online survey (open in March-April 2023) for collecting input from UArctic member organisations, its Thematic Networks and Chairs on personal opinions of most pressing research needs and challenges faced in everyday life. In this pre-meeting the results of the online survey will be shared and discussed. The deeper discussion will continue in networking session where the next steps in ICARP IV process will be also presented. Chair: - Kirsi Latola, UArctic Vice-President Networks

    09:00 - 11:00 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 4512

    UArctic Premeeting - North American Caucus

    Open for all North-American members Please RSVP to attend the North American Caucus pre-meeting here Agenda for the NA Caucus Meeting Meeting of North American UArctic institutions to continue the conversation begun in Maine on how we can best collaborate across the region as well as within Canada and the U.S., and to identify opportunities for funding and programs. Chairs: - Diane Hirshberg, UArctic Vice-President Academic- Sheila Downer, UArctic Vice-President Northern Community Engagement

    09:00 - 15:00 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 2300

    UArctic Premeeting - UArctic Chairs

    By invitation only Chairs annual meeting. Planning joint activities. Chair: - Arja Rautio, UArctic Vice-President Research



    10:30 - 12:00 EDT
    Pavillon Désjardins 2320

    UArctic Premeeting - Læra Institute for Circumpolar Education

    Open for all Join us to learn more about the UArctic Læra Institute and our work to promote and strengthen undergraduate study of the Circumpolar North across the UArctic, including our Circumpolar Studies Curriculum Guide. Get involved with our upcoming faculty workshops and contribute your teaching experience and pedagogical resources to the UArctic Circumpolar Studies community. Chair: - Heather Nicol



    11:00 - 12:00 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 4512

    UArctic Premeeting - New members

    By invitation only UArctic new member applicants are invited to get an introduction to UArctic practices and to prepare for the Assembly meeting. Session also provides information on their opportunities, benefits and responsibilities as new UArctic members. Chairs: - Janette Peltokorpi, UArctic Director of Governance and Finance Support- Hannele Palviainen, UArctic Fundraising Communications Coordinator



    12:00 - 13:00 EDT
    l'Espace Jardin, Pavillon Desjardins 1400, Université Laval




    3 parallel sessions
    13:00 - 14:00 EDT
    Pavillon Désjardins 2320

    UArctic Premeeting - Circumpolar Studies Programme Delivery

    Open for all Join us to discuss the delivery of the core UArctic Circumpolar Studies programme by collaborating UArctic member institutions. Get involved in course delivery, and contribute your Circumpolar Studies courses to the UArctic undergraduate community. Chair: -Heather Nicol

    13:00 - 14:00 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 4512

    UArctic Premeeting - Indigenous Witness Films

    Open for all The goal of the event is to give Arctic Indigenous filmmakers the opportunity to talk about their work in their own communities. We will discuss the effects of climate change and how people adapt and adjust their own lives to the changing environment. The filmmakers talk about how important the media and the film industry are in spreading information worldwide. Panel discussion and short films. Welcome all. Chair: - Liisa Holmberg, Vice-Lead of UArctic Thematic Network Arctic Indigenous Film; Arctic Indigenous Film Fund and Telefilm Canada

    13:00 - 14:00 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 2326

    UArctic Premeeting - North2north

    Open for all North2north is the mobility program of the University of the Arctic. During this session, we will introduce the program for new UArctic members or members who need to improve their basic knowledge about north2north. We will present the structure of north2north, go through the mobility rules, and exchange particularities for each of the countries that are members of UArctic. We will also answer to the questions that the participants may have. Chair: - Isabelle Guissard, UArctic Vice-President Mobility



    14:00 - 15:00 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 4512

    UArctic Premeeting - Meet UArctic

    Open for all Meet the UArctic leadership and hear more about what’s going on in their areas of responsibility. You can also learn more about UArctic Finances in the Q&A session. Speakers: - Lars Kullerud, UArctic President- Outi Snellman, UArctic Secretary General- Sheila Downer, UArctic Vice-President Northern Community Engagement- Isabelle Guissard, UArctic Vice-President Mobility- Diane Hirshberg, UArctic Vice-President Academic- Kirsi Latola, UArctic Vice-President Networks- Arja Rautio, UArctic Vice-President Research- Gunnar Stefánsson, Incoming UArctic Vice-President Research



    15:00 - 15:30 EDT

    Bus to the Quebec waterfront

    The buses will be waiting on rue d'Université in front of Pavillon Desjardins. Note: The buses will not be returning to Université laval after the cruise. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.



    16:00 - 17:30 EDT

    Scenic Boat Cruise on the St Lawrence River

    Join us for a networking activity hosted by the Embassy of Norway in Ottawa. We will set sail on the St. Lawrence river from Old Quebec to Montmorency Falls aboard the Louis Jolliet, making a stops at Île d'Orléans and enjoying a breathtaking view of the Château Frontenac. A tour-guide will point out the sites and provide information about the history of Quebec City. Welcoming remarks: · François Gélineau, Vice Rector of International Affairs and Sustainable Development, Université Laval · Eugénie Brouillet, Vice rector of Research, Creation and Innovation, Université Laval · Erik Furu, Deputy Head of Mission, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa · Patrick Beauchesne, Chief Executive Officer, Société du Plan Nord Drinks and cocktail appetisers will be served. Note: The boat cruise is included in the registration for the UArctic 2023 meeting. Please confirm your presence on the meeting registration form.

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