As a Vice-President of UArctic, the natural context for Ms Snellman’s new role is the UArctic network and in particular its members in the Nordic countries. Hokkaido University has been a member of UArctic since 2011.

A brief appointment ceremony took place on the campus of Hokkaido University on June 6, 2018. The Letter of Appointment was handed to Ms Snellman by Dr Masanori Kasahara, Executive Director and Vice President of Hokkaido University.

Hokkaido University has been appointing University Ambassadors to support and strengthen their global network, community and international public relations activities since April 2016. To date, 31 Ambassadors have been appointed.