The University of the Arctic held its annual assembly in Québec City 23-26 May. There were several Scottish institutions represented, and in breaking news the universities of Dundee and Glasgow were unanimously accepted as new members.
University of Aberdeen representative, David Anderson, participated in a full-day meeting of the UArctic Chairs. The Chairs for the first time have decided to set up an international series of seminars highlighting issues of concern in the Arctic. Aberdeen will take the lead, along with University of Versailles, in arranging a set of workshops on indigenous food sovereignty and one health in the Arctic. The Assembly was hosted by the Institut nordique du Québec at Laval University. Their presentations emphasised their Arctic work on climate change, indigenous studies, and work on monitoring Arctic shipping.