The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is an international cooperative network based in the circumpolar region. Its members are universities, colleges and other organizations with an interest in promoting education and research in the Arctic North. UArctic was launched on June 12, 2001, endorsed by the Arctic Council and in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Rovaniemi Process and the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy.
The overall goal of the University of the Arctic is to create a strong, sustainable circumpolar region by empowering indigenous peoples and other northerners through education, mobility and shared knowledge.
Northlands College is a post-secondary educational institution in La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada. Many programs offered by Northlands are designed to meet the unique needs of northern Saskatchewan. For example, the Radiation/Environment Technician program is the only year-long radiation monitoring training course available in Canada. The institute has campuses in La Ronge; Creighton; Buffalo Narrows. Administration of the college is run out of the Administration building in Air Ronge. Programs are also offered in communities throughout northern Saskatchewan, and at a number of northern minesites...
As I stood there on the top of the world and I thought of the hundreds of men who had lost their lives in the effort to reach it [North Pole], I felt profoundly grateful that I had the honor of representing my race.