UMFK faculty presents at Arctic meeting; campus to join UArctic Assembly

FORT KENT, Maine – University of Maine at Fort Kent Professor of Business, Dr. Kaisa Holloway Cripps will present research, Arctic Aquaculture: Promises and Challenges from a Changing Environment, at the UArctic Assembly in Portland.

Dr. Holloway Cripps was invited to present as part of the New England Arctic Network Research Symposium session at the 2022 UArctic International Conference to be held May 30 through June 3.

 UMFK is one of five academic institutions under consideration for Arctic membership in the organization. The University of the Arctic is a network of universities, colleges, research institutes, and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North. UArctic builds and strengthens collective resources and infrastructures that enable member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions.

 In addition to Dr. Holloway Cripps; Dr. Michael Curran, assistant professor of business; Dr. Leo Trudel, associate professor of business; and Dr. King Godwin, dean of Arts, Science and Professional Studies will attend the assembly conference.

UMFK is launching its signature academic program in Arctic Studies in the fall of 2022. Students can earn a certificate or minor in Arctic Studies from the campus.

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