Governance

The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation under the name “ArcticNet Inc.” in December 2003.
 

The Co-Scientific Directors (Philippe Archambault and Jackie Dawson) are appointed by the Board of Directors to provide scientific leadership and strategic direction to the network. They are ex-officio voting members of the Board of Directors and the Research Management Committee (RMC). They also chairs the RMC.

As Chief Operating Officer, the Executive Director provides the leadership and direction for all network operations and ensures control and accountability on a day-to-day basis. The Executive Director is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board of Directors, the RMC and Inuit Advisory Committee (IAC).

The Board of Directors (BOD) is responsible for the overall governance of the network and acts in accordance with the bylaws of ArcticNet Inc. A majority of Board members are senior officials of organizations other than Participating Institutions, coming from Inuit organizations, government and industry. Subcommittees of the BOD include the Executive Committee and the Audit & Finance Committee.

The Research Management Committee (RMC) manages the research program and assures ongoing assessment of all projects to provide recommendations to the BOD regarding research priorities and budget allocations.

The Inuit Advisory Committee (IAC) provides guidance and recommendations related to needs and priorities of Inuit with regards to strategic planning, research needs/gaps, input of traditional knowledge, community involvement, training and education. The Committee reports to the RMC and is composed of the Inuit ArcticNet Coordinator, the four regional Inuit Research Advisors, Inuit Organization members of the RMC and ArcticNet’s Executive Director (non-voting).

The Territorial Advisory Committee (TAC) provides guidance and recommendations related to needs and priorities of First Nation, Inuit and Métis with regards to strategic planning, research needs/gaps, input of traditional knowledge, community involvement, training and education. The members are actively involved in the North-by-North Program, specifically the Northern Research Leaders Program. The committee reports to the RMC.

Acting under the direction of the Executive Director, ArcticNet’s Administrative Centre is located on the campus of Université Laval in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada and is comprised of the administrative offices of the network and includes its staff and equipment. Staff also operate out of the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. The Administrative Centre is responsible for the daily operations of ArcticNet.

ArcticNet is committed to fostering a safe environment at all its events. The ArcticNet Code of Conduct applies to attendees of in-person and online ArcticNet events, including the Annual Scientific Meeting.

 
 
 
 

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