School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies

With Senate approval in May 2020 and Board of Regents approval in July 2020, the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies (SASS) is Memorial’s newest academic unit, with all the corresponding rights and privileges.

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SASS will offer Northern-led and Northern-focused undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programming that is responsive to the needs of the North, right here in Labrador.

For the first time, learners of all ages and interests in Labrador will be able to access opportunities to pursue collaborative, rigorous, interdisciplinary, Northern learning without leaving the region.

And while we are prioritizing meeting the needs and priorities of people in Labrador, we envision our programs will attract learners from throughout the Circumpolar North, as well as those in other locales interested in living and learning in the North.

Learn more:

Indigenous and Northern leadership

SASS Academic Council

Interdisciplinary programming and faculty

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Labrador Institute

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000