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Iqaluit, NU (February 27, 2012) -- The immediate housing and food needs of the students and their families left homeless when the 300 block of Creekside Village burned to the ground last night have been met by Nunavut Arctic College (NAC).

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Registration for general interest and evening courses in Iqaluit will be held on Wednesday, February 2 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Nunatta Campus.

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Nunavut Arctic College's Board of Governors met with Head Office staff in Arviat last week. We'd like to extend our thanks to all involved with preparing last week's meetings and informative presentations.

"Thank you for all your work in organizaing our meeting and in helping to make it such a productive and interesting event," said Chair Frank Pearce on behalf of the Board.

We are very happy to hear our Board of Governors enjoyed their visit to Arviat!

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Nunavut Arctic College is your doorway to a wider world of learning opportunities. Kitikmeot Campus and our regional Community Learning Centres are staffed by Adult Educators who can provide information and guidance to anyone seeking further education.

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The “December 2011 Update” reveals many achievements of the College and the extensive involvement of students and staff in territorial, national and international affairs over the past few months. The list of activities is both extensive and very impressive.

The Board of Governors wishes to highly commend the efforts of all staff and students who have worked hard over the past year towards both their collective and individual achievements and successes.

In particular, the Board, on behalf of the entire College, wishes to recognize the posthumous appointment of Jose Kusugak to the Order of Nunavut, and further, to extend congratulations to his family. Jose Kusugak was our past Chairperson and as such was an inspiring leader. He was instrumental in helping to guide us to where we are today.

The Board would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the College sincere and cordial Christmas greetings and the very best wishes for a successful and joyful New Year.

- Mr. Frank Pearce
on behalf of the Arctic College Board of Governors

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Today we received a visit from Mr. Donald Bobiash. He is currently Director-General for Africa at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Rankin Inlet. Staff and students gathered last week for the annual Kivalliq Hall Christmas Dinner! In this photo from Dorothy Tootoo, Office Administration student Geela Saviakjuk and her baby sample the delicious dinner served up by Rankin Inlet's own Jason Brown and Jordan Angnetsiak of Pond Inlet, with Interim Arctic College President Mike Shouldice filling in for Santa. Thanks to all the staff and students who made this wonderful event possible.

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Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated President Cathy Towtongie presents a cheque to the Nunavut Arctic College Kitikmeot Campus Student Council this week. Towtongie thanked them for paging during the NTI Annual General Meeting. In this photo are: Kathy Ullulaq, Mary Anavilok, Cathy Towtongie, Barbara Porter and Sandra Carter (missing from photo are Bella Kapolak). As part of the Contemporary Canada course, they all enjoyed participating. We would like to thank NTI for providing our students with this wonderful opportunity.

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Last Saturday, the local high school badminton team in Hall Beach hosted a ball hockey tournament which was open to all players 12 years old and up.The NTEP Foundations class, joined by Pre-Employment Instructor Zillah Piallaq, were excited to participate.

There were eight teams in total, split into two divisions. After divisional round-robins, the top two teams in each division played in the gold and bronze medal games. Unfortunately, as the N.T.E.P. team name projected (“Not Totally Expert Players” was the acronym chosen), the Nunavut Arctic College squad did not fair too well as far as wins.

Despite the string of loses on behalf of the N.T.E.P. team, all participants seemed to thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere of exercise, competition, and fun.When the high school girls beat N.T.E.P. in sudden death over-time, with a beautiful passing play and goal, the whole gym burst into cheering.

The teams all look forward to tournaments in the future.

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