Quarterly Newsletter

ACUNS distributes regular updates to keep their network informed of the most current Association activities and to promote relevant awards, deadlines, and meetings.

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Archived Newsletters

Spring 2019

Fall 2018 – Winter 2019

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

Winter 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Annual Reports

ACUNS 2017-2018 Annual Report

ACUNS 2016-2017 Annual Report

ACUNS 2015-2016 Annual Report

ACUNS 2014-2015 Annual Report

ACUNS 2013-2014 Annual Report

ACUNS 2012-2013 Annual Report

ACUNS 2011-2012 Annual Report

ACUNS 2010-2011 Annual Report


Community Engagement

Over the past several years, ACUNS members identified that most of the Association’s research awards focus on the natural sciences, and that there is a need to broaden the scope to include social sciences, humanities and health sciences (SSHHS) topics. The Association has held meetings with Yukon and the Northwest Territories research community members and knowledge users to identify research principles, processes, and priorities that could inform ACUNS, its member institutions, other research bodies, research funders, and scholarship providers.  A similar engagement process and report is planned for Nunavut in 2019-2020.

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Nunavut (coming in 2019)


Strategic Plan


Ethical Principles

ACUNS has been capturing the evolution of the conduct of ethical research in the Canadian North for over twenty years, producing and maintaining guidelines for researchers that have been widely adopted. These guidelines are regularly updated to reflect changing social and political context, with an intensive review planned in 2018-2019. The most recent version received recognition from international organizations and circumpolar countries for acknowledging the relationships between scholarship, research, and community. ACUNS’ ethics guide is currently available in English, French, Inuktitut, and Russian translations.




русский (Russian)