Welcome to the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS)

ACUNS 2018 Student Conference

We are proud to announce the ACUNS 2018 Student Conference will be hosted by the University of Alberta. The student conference will be held in Edmonton, AB on November 1-4, 2018.

For more information, visit www.acuns18.ca.

The 2018-2019 Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) Awards

The applications period for the CNST Awards is now closed. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

A New ACUNS Executive

We said a tearful goodbye to our outgoing Board of Directors President, Monique Bernier (right), at our annual general meeting in Yellowknife last month. Monique has stepped down as President, but will remain with ACUNS as our Council representative for the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). Monique, we appreciate all your hard work in leading us and consider ourselves lucky that you will remain a part of ACUNS for the time being. It wouldn’t be the same without you.
Assuming the role of ACUNS Board President is Gary Wilson (left) from University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). Gary is joined by our new Vice-President, Hugo Asselin (middle), from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT).


Research Excellence in Yukon: Increasing Capacity and Benefits to Yukoners in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Health Sciences

ACUNS is proud to present the release of our new report after a consultation process with the research community in Yukon. The report identifies research principles, processes and priorities in Yukon to inform researchers, specifically those just beginning their careers in research, and their agencies and/or institutions. And so much more!

You can read the full report here.


About Us

For over thirty years the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) has successfully promoted the advancement of northern scholarship through its mandate and programs.

For more information about us, click here.