Memorial University’s President Gary Kachanoski, who currently serves as a member of UArctic’s Board of Governors and UArctic’s President Lars Kullerud signed Memorandums of Understanding for renewed commitment and collaboration in Arctic leadership and UArctic science and research analytics.

The MOU signing re-appointed Memorial University’s Sheila Downer to UArctic leadership team as Vice President Finance, Development and Engagement for the period of 2019-2021. Along with Igor Osipov, Chair UArctic Research Analytics Institute, President Kachanoski also signed a MOU as a founding member of the Research Analytics Institute, a collaboration of institutions within the Arctic to monitor Arctic research efforts and perform analytical research projects.

“Memorial University is an important partner in the development of the North and the Arctic and we look forward to continuing our work together,” said Lars Kullerud, President of UArctic. “The mission of UArctic is to empower the people of the circumpolar North by providing unique educational and research opportunities through collaboration within a powerful network of members. We are happy to see Memorial’s commitment for engaging in the North.”

”Our deep understanding of Arctic environments is based on world-class research and facilities and supported by strong partnerships at Memorial. We are very pleased to further strengthen our engagement and see this as another positive step in the relationship between Memorial and UArctic,” said President Kachnanoski.

Memorial University of Newfounland has been member of UArctic since 2006.