* All times are based on Canada/Eastern EST.

  • 8:00


    2 parallel sessions
    08:00 - 09:00 EDT
    Entrance Hall, Pavillion Desjardins 4512, Université Laval

    Continental breakfast

    08:00 - 13:00 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 4512, Université Laval




    09:00 - 09:20 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 4512

    Launching UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund



    09:20 - 11:30 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 4512

    UArctic Assembly Meeting

    7 Finances 7.1 Financial Statements & Auditor Report 2022 7.2 Annual Report 2022 7.3 Verification of Budget 2023 7.4 Membership Fees 2024 8 Thematic Networks 8.1 Introduction to New Thematic Network Applications 8.2 Approval of New Thematic Networks 2023 8.3 Approval of Provisional Thematic Networks 2022



    11:30 - 12:00 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 4512

    Presentation of Arctic Council's SDWG Secretariat

    · Emmanuel Boucher-Fassett, Executive Secretary, SDWG



    12:00 - 13:00 EDT
    L'Espace Jardin, Pavillon Desjardins




    6 parallel sessions
    13:00 - 14:00 EDT
    ADJ 3464

    Breakout: Concepts&definitions of Indigenous&northern institutions in UArctic

    This session provides an opportunity for open discussion on the use of the terms “Indigenous and northern institutions” as defining concepts in UArctic.

    13:00 - 14:00 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 2300

    Breakout: Ethics/Ethical guidelines, Environmental Sustainability

    The session focuses on interdisciplinary ethics, sharing experiences and best practices in the Arctic research. What are the ethical guidelines for environmental research, and how community based participatory approach is part of our activities?

    13:00 - 14:00 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 2326

    Breakout: ICARP Follow-up from pre-meeting and discussion on research priorities

    This session will first summarize shortly the process for fourth International Conference of Arctic Research Planning (ICARP IV) and the Arctic research priorities identified in online UArctic survey, Thematic Networks leadership team and in pre-meeting held at this Assembly meeting. The UArctic community engagement to ICARP IV is open to all UArctic members and therefore this session gives an opportunity particularly for those who missed pre-meeting, to contribute by sharing one’s personal or institutional challenges and issues which should be researched and solved. Those that are needed for the people in the Arctic to keep Arctic as homeland. All this will feed into a report of UArctic community engagement which will be handed to ICARP process and thus it will be taken further into Arctic research planning.

    13:00 - 14:00 EDT
    ADJ 3105

    Breakout: Increasing north2north mobility of northern indigenous students/staff

    The north2north mobility program was originally created to enhance the mobility of northern indigenous students. Twenty years after the creation of north2north, we can see that the number of northern indigenous students who take part in north2north is still low. We would like to discuss what can be done to involve a greater number of northern indigenous students in mobility activities. We would also like to discuss if increasing the mobility of northern indigenous staff could help to increase the mobility of indigenous students.

    13:00 - 14:00 EDT
    Pavillon Désjardins 2320

    Breakout: National UArctic funding (mobility, engagement, project funds)

    Come and listen about UArctic national project funding calls and how you can get seed money to establish a UArctic Thematic Network, or funding to support your Thematic Network activities. UArctic Project Call for Networking Activities on Arctic Research and Education (DK, NO, CAN) what is the eligibility criteria, funding amounts, application process, evaluation and reporting back.

    13:00 - 14:00 EDT
    ADJ 3342

    Breakout: UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund

    UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund The formation and growth of small and medium enterprises is recognized as a very important factor of economic growth. The UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund is a new initiative that encourages innovation and solutions on a local level. UArctic is committed to playing a role in supporting the development of Northern entrepreneurship and is launching a seed-funding program to support new products and services. This networking session will provide opportunity for follow-up questions and discussion following the launch of the fund during the UArctic Assembly.



    14:15 - 15:15 EDT
    Pavillion Désjardins 4512

    Wrap up/Networking reports



    18:00 - 22:00 EDT
    Salle des Promotions, Séminaire de Québec

    Gala banquet

    The banquet will be held at Salle des Promotions, located at the Séminaire du Québec, the original location of Université Laval. Participants will be treated to a cocktail hour and a three course meal featuring northern and boreal products. · Welcome by Sophie D’Amours, Rector, Université Laval · Background music by Université Laval students Thierry Du Sablon, electric bass and Jules Garneau-Paulin, piano · History of Université Laval and it's importance in the evolution of Quebec - Olivier Laporte, historian · Acknowledgement of the 25th anniversary of the Iqaluit Declaration and the founding of UArctic - Outi Snellman, UArctic Secretary General · Message to the Assembly of UArctic to mark the 25th anniversary of signing of the Iqaluit Declaration - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada Note: The banquet is not included in the registration for the UArctic 2023 meeting. Tickets can be reserved on the registration form at a cost of $80 CAD.

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