The new board member is Dr. Lesley Brown, who has been elected as a board member for a three-year term 2023-2026. Dr. Lesley Brown is the President and Vice-Chancellor of Yukon University. She holds an extensive experience from administrative and leadership positions in academic and research operations of Canadian universities, and as an accomplished scholar in the field of kinesiology.
Viljo Vuorimäki was elected as Student Representative on the Board for a fixed three-year term 2023-2026. Viljo Vuorimäki is currently a second-year student on his Bachelor’s degree, focusing on Political Science, at the University of Lapland.
UArctic congratulates the newly elected Board members and is pleased about the added competence and experience that they bring to our Board.
Frederik Paulsen (Chair), 2022-2025
Jouko Niinimäki (Vice-Chair), 2022-2025
Anne Husebekk (Vice-Chair), 2021-2024
Ross A. Virginia (Member), 2021-2024
Tore Furevik (Member), 2021-2024
Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson (Member), 2022-2025
Robert Sauvé (Member), 2022-2025
Pat K. Pitney (Member), 2021-2024
Johanna Ikäheimo (Member), 2021-2024
Aaja Chemnitz Larsen (Member), 2022-2025
Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn (Member), 2022-2025
Lesley Brown (Member), 2023-2026
Juho Kähkönen (Student Representative), 2021-2024
Montana Rose Murphy (Student Representative), 2022-2025
Viljo Vuorimäki (Student Representative), 2023-2026
Outi Snellman (Secretary)
The Assembly also acknowledged the contributions made by Gary Kachanoski from Memorial University of Newfoundland, who concluded his term as the Board Member (2014-23) and Chair of the Board's Finance Policy Advisory Group (2014-23), and thanked him for his dedication. In addition, the Assembly acknowledged and wished to thank Giuseppe Amatulli from Durham University for his contributions and time as a Student Representative on the Board of UArctic (2020-2023).