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

We are pleased to announce that the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University will be hosting the 2021 ACUNS Student Conference on Northern Studies, from November 3 to 5.

Abstract submission is now open!

Please visit the website for information about this year’s virtual conference.

Past Hosts


University of Alberta

Landscapes of Northern Knowledge


Université du Québec en Abitibi Témiscamingue

Nikan: The Future of North