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 Fondahl - President elect
University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Joan Nymand Larsen - Outgoing president (ex-officio)
Stefansson Arctic Institute, Akureyri, Iceland
Indigenous Peoples Secretariat, IPS, Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Northern Iowa, USA
Birger Poppel - Re-elected
University of Greenland, Nuuk, Greenland
Lakehead University & Yukon College, Canada
Florian Stammler - Re-elected
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Peter Schweitzer - Re-elected
University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation