Monday, August 19, 2019
15:00: Registration Opens
16:00 – 18:00: Student Pre-Forum Meeting and UArctic Delegates Free Time
18:00 – 20:00: Forum Welcome Reception at Trent University
20:00: Coach departs Trent University to the Holiday Inn – Peterborough

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
8:00 – Coach departs the Holiday Inn – Peterborough for Trent University
9:00 – 9:30: Land Acknowledgment by Anishinaabe Elder Doug Williams
9:30 – 10:00: Welcome Address, Dr. Leo Groarke, President and Vice-Chancellor of Trent University
10:00 – 11:30: Keynote Panel on the perceived existing gaps and challenges that Arctic education and education policy are currently facing and how the provision of equal education opportunities is the key to empowering Northern youth and further developing local research capacity in ways that support Northern communities.

  • Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer, Tier I Canada Research Chair in the Study of the Canadian North, Trent University – Chair
  • Dr. Amanda Graham, Yukon College;
  • Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Director of First Peoples House of Learning, Trent University
  • Dr. Pat Maher, Cape Breton University

11:30 – 12:30: Panel 1: A Pan-Arctic Youth Engagement Session hosted on October 20, 2016 posed the question, “Why should there be a conflict between tradition and modernization? We should not have to compromise between the two. There is an interest to continue to thrive and strengthen our relationships with our language and culture.” UArctic has developed a number of educational programs, exchanges, and opportunities to support regional post-secondary education. How can these programs be improved and made more compatible with local community development needs?

  • Dr. Jacqueline Muldoon, Trent University – Chair
  • Dr. Riitta Rissanen, Lapland University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr. Dieter Müller, Umeå University

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 16:00: Special Rectors Panel on the Future of Institutional Leadership / Students Meeting (run in parallel)

  • Dr. Lars Kullerud, UArctic – Chair
  • Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, University of Akureyri
  • Elena Kudryashova, Northern (Arctic) Federal University
  • Yifan Li, Harbin Institute of Technology

16:00 – 17:00: Panel 2: How do we, as educators and researchers, build stronger collaboration among Arctic communities and ourselves in order to engage in true and meaningful partnerships leading to resilience, sustainability, and social and economic well-being of all Arctic peoples?

  • Dr. Karen Barnes, Yukon College – Chair
  • Dr. Ylva Jannok Nutti, Sámi allaskuvla/Sámi University of Applied Science
  • Dr. Gitte Adler Reimer, Ilisimatusarfik / University of Greenland;
  • Dr. Chris Furgal, Trent University

17:00: Coach departs Trent University for the Holiday Inn – Peterborough
18:00: Coach Departs the Holiday Inn – Peterborough for the Canadian Canoe Museum
18:00 – 19:00: Forum Dinner Cocktail Hour and time to see the Museum Exhibits
19:00 – 21:00: Forum Dinner
21:00: Coach departs the Canadian Canoe Museum for the Holiday Inn – Peterborough and Trent University.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
8:30 – Coach departs the Holiday Inn – Peterborough for Trent University
9:00 – 10:00: Panel 3: In training the next generation of Arctic scientists, and in supporting the ongoing development of scientific practice in the North, the role of Arctic communities and communities of Arctic learners will become increasingly important. What are best practices and benefits of integrating Indigenous knowledge, local and regional perspectives, science, and national policy development?

  • Dr. Pat Maher, Cape Breton University – Chair
  • Dr. Caroline Hervé, Université Laval
  • Dr. Riitta Rissanen, Lapland University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr. Dieter Müller, Umeå University

10:00 – 11:00: Student Meeting / UArctic Delegates Option Campus Tour or Free Time
11:00 – 12:00: Student Declaration and Plenary Meeting
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch
13:00: Coach departs Trent University for the Holiday Inn – Peterborough
14:00: Coach Departs the Holiday Inn – Peterborough for the Lord Elgin Hotel – Ottawa

Post-Meeting Excursion

Following the 2019 UArctic Rectors Forum, attendees will have the option to join an excursion to Ottawa, Ontario. While there, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy talks by some of Ottawa’s leading Arctic policy makers and parliamentarians at the Canadian Museum of History. Following the talks, attendees will be treated to lunch and a tour of the Museum before being returned to the Lord Elgin Hotel. The cost of the excursion covers the transportation to Ottawa from Trent University, lunch, and entrance to the Museum.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 – Ottawa Excursion
8:30 – Coach departs the Lord Elgin Hotel – Ottawa for the Canadian Museum of History
9:00 – 9:30: Speaker 1 – Wayne Walsh, Director General, Northern Strategic Policy Branch
9:30 – 10:00: Speaker 2 – Alison LeClair, Senior Arctic Official and Director General, Arctic, Eurasian & European, Global Affairs Canada
10:00 – 10:30: Speaker 3 – Michael Hawes, CEO, Fullbright Canada
10:30 – 11:00: Speaker 4 – David Scott, President and CEO, Polar Knowledge Canada
11:00 – 11:30: Speaker 5 – Peter Winsor, Director, World Wildlife Foundation Arctic Programme
11:30 – 12:00: Speaker 6 – Geoff Green, Executive Director & Expedition Leader of Students on Ice
12:00 – 13:30: Lunch
13:30 – 15:00: Free Time to view the exhibits at the museum
15:00: Coach departs the Canadian Museum of History for the Lord Elgin Hotel - Ottawa