UArctic gets more Canadian dollars
SIKU CIRCUMPOLAR NEWS SERVICE
Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham announced in Yellowknife on Sunday that Canada will give an additional $250,000 to the development of the University of the Arctic. So far, Canada’s total contribution to UArctic is $700,000.
“By continuing to support the University of the Arctic, we are reaffirming our commitment to strengthening circumpolar cooperation and the Northern Dimension of Canada’s Foreign Policy,” Graham said. “The development of this university helps to provide northerners and their neighbours with the means to participate in the international circumpolar world, and to foster academic excellence.”
The University of the Arctic links northern colleges and universities, indigenous organizations and governments, offering online higher education and exchange programs between northern regions.