Global Arctic Leadership Initiative

This project is designed as a partnership between the University of the Arctic (UArctic), Yukon University, and Memorial University. UArctic operates through a distributed leadership and orientation model focusing on building capacity in northern institutions throughout the circumpolar north. This project is a key component of UArctic’s engagement in Canada, with a focus on supporting capacity building across Canada’s North. 

Working collaboratively to complement the overall aims and values of UArctic, Yukon University and Memorial University will implement specific initiatives within the larger project.  Memorial University will build on its role as an engaged institution within Canada’s North, its extensive project management experience, and long-term involvement as an active member of UArctic to implement three specific initiatives within the project. 

Through the Global Arctic Leadership Initiative, Memorial University will manage the following project initiatives:

  1. Network Engagement, Participation, and Visibility
  2. Indigenous and Northern Collaborative Engagement
  3. Climate Change Innovation Capacity for Youth

Memorial University is also managing and administering the following funding opportunities:

  1. The Indigenous and Northern Collaborative Research and Education Engagement Fund
  2. The Indigenous and Northern Relationship Development Fund

Funding for this project has been provided by Global Affairs Canada.


In partnership with Government of Canada