Annual Election Meeting 2020

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Date: 20th of May 2020
Time: 16:15
Location: Zoom

Dear members,The time has come for our Annual Election Meeting of 2020 which is regulated by §12 in our by-lawsDuring this meeting, we’ll be holding elections of all board posts. To apply, kindly contact or posts we are electing as well as number of people we are looking for:

President (1)
Vice president (1)
Secretary (1)
Head of Programme (2)
Head of PR/Communicator (2)
Head of Media (1)
Editor (1)
Head of Activities (1)
Head of Travel (1)
SAIA representative (1)

Since we’ll be holding this session via Zoom different procedures need to be followed. In order to participate in the meeting, you need to register via mail including your full name and the mail address where you would like to receive the Zoom link for the meeting and send this information to People who run for any Board position don’t need to register again as participants but are registered automatically!

If you have been nominated by the election committee you’ll have to hand in a short video (approx. 1 minute) where you present yourself and the motivation why you run for the position (e.g. previous experience, interests, etc.). More information regarding that will follow soon!

The voting will be conducted via GoogleForms. This document will be shared with the members eligible to vote shortly before the meeting takes place!More information will follow soon via Mail!

Best regards!
Your Board 2019/2020

Women, a minority within the minority

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Date: 11th of March 2020
Time: 17:30-19:15
Folkuniversitetets Aula

As a part of Women’s rights week at Umeå University are UNA Umeå, Kvinna till Kvinna Umeå, Folkuniversitet Umeå, Association of international affairs Umeå University and Amnesty Umeå University arranging a lecture by Parul Sharma.


The Role of Gender within different cultures and aspects

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Date: 9th of March 2020
Time: 12:15-13:00
Hörsal F

The way the term “gender” is understood differes from culture to culture and among different aspects. With this panel lecture, we want to shed light upon different understandings and ways “gender” is interpret and associated with.

Our lecturers will be:
Anne Grönlund, who is a professor at Umeå University and the Department for Social Work. She is focused on gender within the family policy in Sweden.

Anna-Britt Coe, who is an associate professor at Umeå University and the Department of Sociology. She is focused on social movements and mobilisation in the Swedish and Latin American context.

Annika Dalén, who is Gender equality officer at Umeå Kommun and is responsible for gender aspects within the municipality.

This event is free of charge!

Fika will be served as usual!

Hope to see you there!

Lunch Lecture about Sapmi

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Date: 12th of February 2020
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Hörsal F

On the 12th of February, Amnesty International Umeå University, Umeå FN-förening and UpF will have a lunch lecture about Sápmi held by Lena Maria Nilsson. She is a researcher at Umeå University and the project coordinator of the Arctic Research Centre here at the university.

We will have coffee, tea and vegetarian sandwiches.

Feel free to join!

Get Involved in UpF

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Date: 30th of January 2020
Time: 16:00-17:30
Location: S305-flex

We, the Umeå Association of International Affairs, are happy to invite you all to our Get Involved meeting where you have the chance to learn more about our association and ways you can get involved in our different tasks! This is your chance to receive information how YOU can affect the content we provide!

Our board members will speak about the different areas in which you will be able to get involved in. Take this chance to meet more people, learn how to engage yourself in activities on and off campus and the chance to discuss foreign affairs and bring attention to topics you care.

As usual, we will treat you all with Fika (coffee, tea, sweets)!

We are looking forward to meet all of you!

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