The following individuals were instrumental in UArctic's creation, each in their own way. Without them our network would not have grown into the success it is today. 

We thank the founders of UArctic for their invaluable effort:

Riitta Aikio

Claus Andreasen

Lloyd Axworthy

Bård A. Berg

Guðmundur Bjarnason

Þórleifur Björnsson

Asgeir Brekke

Terry Callaghan

Richard Caulfield

Leif Christoffersen 

Cynthia (Cindy) Dickson

Gérard Duhaime

Níels Einarsson

Claudia Fedorova

Eirik Fiva

Bruce Forbes

Scott Forrest

Amanda Graham

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Thorsteinn Gunnarsson

Pekka Haavisto

Johan Daniel Hætta

Bill Heal

Olav Hesjedal 

Joella Hogan

Janne Hukkinen

Jón Haukur Ingimundarson

Birgitte Jacobsen

Paula Kankaanpää

Jan Henry Keskitalo

Leslie King

Veera Kinnunen

Esko Koponen

Lars Kullerud

Richard Langlais

Lauri Lantto

Anita Lehikoinen

John Lehman

Lars-Erik Liljelund

Guy Lindström

Thomas McGovern

Audrey McLaughlin

Erling Olsen 

Leo Pekkala

Tony Penikett

Larisa Pisareva

Greg Poelzer

Paul Reichardt

Lars-Otto Reiersen

Larissa Riabova

Esko Riepula

Rune Rydén

Aron Senkpiel

Outi Snellman

Ande Somby

Jan Idar Solbakken

David Stone

Knut Vollebaek

Sally Webber

Oran Young

Steven Young