Professor Gail Fondahl was elected as the new president of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) at the Council meeting in Akureyri, Iceland. Professor Fondahl, University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), takes over from Joan Nymand Larsen and will be president for the term 2011-2014. Gail Fondahl is also active in the IASC Social & Human Sciences WG Steering Group as Vice Chair.

The IASSA secretariat will move from Iceland to Canada and the next International Conference of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS) will be hosted by in 2014 UNBC in Prince George, Canada.

Besides a president, a new council was elected in Akureyri. Below you will find an overview of the full new IASSA Council.

IASSA COUNCIL 2011-2014 TERM

 

Gail FondahlGail Fondahl - President elect

University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

 

Joan Nymand LarsenJoan Nymand Larsen - Outgoing president (ex-officio)

Stefansson Arctic Institute, Akureyri, Iceland

 

Alona YefimenkoAlona Yefimenko

Indigenous Peoples Secretariat, IPS, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Andrey PetrovAndrey Petrov

University of Northern Iowa, USA

 

Birger PoppelBirger Poppel - Re-elected

University of Greenland, Nuuk, Greenland

 

Chris SouthcottChris Southcott

Lakehead University & Yukon College, Canada

 

Florian StammlerFlorian Stammler - Re-elected

Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

 

Peter SchweitzerPeter Schweitzer - Re-elected

University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

 

Tatiana VlasovaTatiana Vlasova

Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation