Trio at Student Conference

The ACUNS Student Conference on Northern Studies was established in 1986 to increase awareness of northern research and to provide the opportunity for emerging northern scholars to gather and share their research and their experiences. It is a triennial event with a thematic focus, largely organized by a committee of graduate students from one of our member institutions. Organizing the ACUNS Conference provides students with an invaluable opportunity to develop the skills necessary to carry them through their academic careers, to forge links with government, private sector and community stakeholders, and make new national and international connections that ultimately lead to new partnerships for knowledge creation, both within academe and beyond.


2021 ACUNS Student Conference on Northern Studies

ARC: Adaptation, Resilience and Change in the North

A virtual conference hosted York University, November 3 to 5, 2021.

Update: Submissions will be accepted until July 30th 2021.

The conference is currently accepting abstract submissions from folks who are interested in presenting at the conference for both oral and poster presentations. Please click HERE to go to the abstract submission page.


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Past Hosts


University of Alberta

Landscapes of Northern Knowledge


Université du Québec en Abitibi Témiscamingue

Nikan: The Future of North