Honourary Lifetime Membership Award

On 23 August 2008, to commemorate IASSA's 18th 'birth' day, the first three Honourary Lifetime Membership Awards were bestowed in Nuuk, Greenland during the 6th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS VI). The IASSA Award is granted in recognition of sustained and significant contribution to Arctic Social Sciences and Humanities, and is presented at the triennial International Congress of Social Scientists (ICASS).


Gabriella Nordin-Sköld IASSA Service Award

In 2020 the IASSA Council established the Dr. Gabriella Nordin-Sköld  IASSA Service Award to commemorate the outstanding contribution of Dr. Gabriella Nordin-Sköld to the development of IASSA as a well-functioning and growing association. Dr. Gabriella Nordin-Sköld served as IASSA Secretary in 2014-2017. The Gabriella Nordin-Sköld Award is granted in recognition of outstanding contribution and service to IASSA as an organization, building its institutional capacities, membership, programming, and communication capabilities. 

2021 IASSA awards winners:

Honorary Lifetime Membership Award

Gail Fondahl (Canada)
Nataliya Novikova (Russia)
Piers Vitebsky (United Kingdom)

Gabriella Nordin-Sköld IASSA Service Award

Alona Yefimenko (Norway)


Read more about the 2021 laudations here

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Phone:  +47 75 51 79 91

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Information on previous IASSA Secretariats can be found at the IASSA history page.


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