University of Lapland will host Governor General of Canada and President of the Republic of Finland in Arktikum 9.2.

25.1.2023 13:25

Governor General of Canada Mary Simon will make a state visit to Finland from 6 to 10 February 2023. The visit will be hosted by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö together with his spouse, Dr. Jenni Haukio. On Thursday 9 February, President Niinistö and Governor General Simon will visit Rovaniemi.

At the Arktikum Science Centre, the President and the Governor General will participate at a panel discussion on the impacts of climate change in the Arctic. University students and staff members will be invited to the event.

Event can also be followed online, link will be available closer to the event on the event calendar of the university.

The programme in Rovaniemi will include an introduction to Sámi language teaching at Ylikylä primary school and a visit to Lapland Air Command.

President Niinistö made a state visit to Canada in October 2014.

Pressrelease on the website of the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland

More information:
Rector Antti Syväjärvi
040 060 6244