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

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.

ACUNS Vice-President joins the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) as Council member.

Gary Wilson, University of Northern British Columbia, joined IASSA at the 2017 ICASS Conference in Umea, Sweden in June. The IASSA Council has eight members, including a new President, Andrey Petrov from the University of Northern Iowa.

ACUNS VP Gary Wilson (left) and ACUNS Secretary Treasurer Audrey Giles at ICASS 2017.

The ACUNS Newsletter – May 2017

The first ACUNS Newsletter – available quarterly. You can see the browser version here. If you wish to receive it by email, please contact us

The ACUNS 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available

You can see our full annual report online here in English and French. If you would like a print version then please contact us with your name and address.

ACUNS Director Karla Williamson becomes tenured professor at the University of Saskatchewan

We are most proud to announce that one of our directors, Karla Jessen Williamson, is now a tenured professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Karla has attained a position not many Inuit in Canada pursue, but just as she is an inspiration to us, she will be an inspiration to others seeking a place in academia.

Congratulations, Karla!

Photo by: Thomas Rohner

Read more on the story from Nunatsiaq Online news 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.