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

Call for Nominations: 2018 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

Nominations for the Weston Family Prize are now being accepted. The deadline to submit is January 31, 2018. For more information about the Weston Family Prize and previous recipients, visit the prize page.

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

We are now accepting applications for all CNST Awards. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2018. To see the full list of awards and criteria, visit the CNST page.

The W. Garfield Weston Awards for Northern Research and Northern Archaeology

Thanks to the generous support of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, we are able to provide graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral awards for northern research and northern archaeology. For more details, click the poster below or visit the CNST page

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.