The Academic Council of the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies serves as the primary governing body that advises the University Senate on all academic matters.
The Academic Council is responsible for maintaining standards of teaching and learning that uphold values of relational accountability to the peoples, lands, waters, and ice of Labrador.
In addition to representatives from the University community of faculty, students, staff and administrators, the SASS Academic Council includes representatives from the three Indigenous governments in Labrador: the Innu Nation, Nunatsiavut Government, and NunatuKavut Community Council.
The Constitution of the Academic Council of the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies was developed in partnership with these three Indigenous governments, and contains key characteristics that reflect the role of Memorial in Labrador. Notably, representatives from Indigenous governments outside of the University can participate, with voting privileges, on academic matters of the School, and are integral to all academic decision-making.