Lasse Lönnum of the University of Tromsø was elected as the new Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, replacing Andy Greenshaw who stepped down from the position.The Board approved the budget and work plan for 2012. The Board also discussed the strategic development of UArctic and decided to conduct a self evaluation as well as an external review of UArctic in preparation for the planning of UAtrctic's next Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan process will be completed in the spring of 2013 and then submitted to Council for final approval.