The book - Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region – edited by Kamrul Hossain (lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Law) and Dorothée Cambou, gives a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities, challenges and needs that the Barents population experiences today or may encounter in the future. In...

The UArctic Chair Jeff Welker's food web program on Polar Bears is featured in Arctic Today, sharing that high PFAS levels found in Barents Sea polar bears. This collaborative program lead by Jeff's Norwegian colleagues has been underway for many years and it reflects the breadth of the Chairship & research program.  In...

Dr. Leena Heinämäki, PhD Candidate Laura Olsén and research assistant Assi Harkoma from the University of Lapland, Arctic Centre finished their interdisciplinary research project regarding the human rights and multiple discrimination of Sámi persons with disabilities and Sámi who identify themselves as sexual and/or gender mi...


As part of his UArctic Chairship, Professor Jeff Welker has completed establishing his first core set of collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects in Finland at the University of Oulu. This article will explain the first of two projects.