Below is a list of all Council meeting agenda - action items, and a full summary of the Council meeting agenda is available here. Each agenda action item proposal can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding link provided.


Advance Online Voting

Between June 15 and July 15, Council Representatives have the opportunity to vote in advance on meeting action items.

The online advance voting is preliminary, with the results to be taken forward to the Council meeting in September for final confirmation. In particular, we call upon Council representatives who are unable to attend the upcoming meeting in person, to take this opportunity to cast their vote online.

Online voting is arranged using the SurveyMonkey online voting tool, and as voting is limited to one vote per member institution, the online voting notice is sent only to primary Council representatives. Those designated as Alternate representatives will not receive this voting notice. To see the names and contact information of Council representatives and alternate representative from each member institution, go to the UArctic Member Profile pages.

NOTE: All action item proposals have been approved by the Council Executive, with the exception of item 10.3 which is unavailable for advance voting as a review is in progress. This action item will be completed before all meeting documents are shared in the days before the meeting.


  • In the advance voting survey one can submit a comment using the "comments section" of the survey.
  • Comments on the information item 12.1 UArctic Congress draft Declaration 2018 can be submitted using the public comments section at the bottom of this page.
  • Alternatively, comments on any agenda item may also be sent directly to Either way, please be sure to refer to the agenda item(s) in question when sending in your comments. 

NEXT STEP: On August 20, all Council meeting documents will be distributed to all Council member representatives, with the results of the advance online voting included.

Thank you in advance for participating in this process. We look forward to seeing many of you at the Council meeting and UArctic Congress 2018 in September!

UArctic International Secretariat


2018 Council Meeting - Agenda items available for review and comments

Note: As per UArctic Bylaws, sub-section 2.3, only Arctic Members can vote on agenda items 4, 5.1, 5.2, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1, and 8.2.

Meeting Agenda - action items

2.     Approval of Meeting Agenda

3.     Approval of Minutes from 20th meeting of Council of UArctic

4.     Election of Council Officers - Chair and Vice-chair

5.1   Election of Members to Indigenous Issues Committee

5.2   Election of Members and Chair to Nominations Committee

7.2   Election of New Arctic Members of UArctic

7.3   Election of New Non-Arctic Members of UArctic

7.4   Removal of Members - Membership Review

8.1   Election of New Members to the Board of UArctic

8.2   Election of Board Student Representatives

9.     Invitation to join the Friends of UArctic

10.2 Approval of Provisional Thematic Networks

10.3 Approval of New Thematic Networks (unavailable - proposal evaluation in progress)

11.   Approval of Dates for 2019 Council Meeting

12.1 UArctic Congress - draft Declaration 2018 (info-item document for review and comment only)