Arctic Minor Steering Committee
A new interdisciplinary minor in Arctic Studies at the University of Washington was proposed by the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Oceanography, College of the Environment, in collaboration with University of the Arctic and has been signed by President Young February 2014. The purpose of the Arctic Studies minor is for undergraduates to have an opportunity to gain skills relevant to addressing major science and policy issues in the Arctic. Two representatives from each of these schools serve as co-chairs of the Arctic Minor Steering Committee. Additional members of the advisory board will include three faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences, three faculty members from the College of the Environment, a member from the Quaternary Research Center, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and a member at large from the UW.
The Arctic Minor Steering Committee co-chairs wish to thank the original members of the Arctic Minor committee for their time and dedication in putting together the application for the new minor and courses. A special thanks to Ben Fitzhugh, Anthropology; Gary Hamilton, Jackson School of International Studies; Clare Ryan, Program on the Environment and Environmental & Forest Sciences; and, LuAnne Thompson, Oceanography and Program on Climate Change.
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Co-Chairs
Nadine Fabbi, Co-Chair, Associate Director, Canadian Studies Center
Vincent Gallucci, Co-Chair, Chair/Director, Canadian Studies Center; Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
School of Oceanography, Co-Chairs
Rebecca Woodgate, Co-Chair, Associate Professor, Oceanography
Jody Deming, Co-Chair, Walters Endowed Professor, Biological Oceanography
Arctic Minor Steering Committee, Members
The Arctic Minor Steering Committee is being appointed.