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Childcare workers in Arviat have been participating in a unique program delivered by Nunavut Arctic College that provides certificate courses in Early Childhood Education. This month, students have been studying Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education with instructors Myna Ishulutak and Bonnie Dawson.

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (November 27, 2013) The Government of Nunavut (GN), Word Wildlife Fund (WWF), and Parks Canada have partnered to develop a new comprehensive Polar Bear Guard Training course that will help further reduce polar bear-human conflicts in Nunavut.

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Iqaluit, NUNAVUT (September 10, 2012) – In commemoration of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Government of Nunavut has reaffirmed its commitment to the implementation of the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy Action Plan (NSPS).

The NSPS is a joint collaboration between the Government of Nunavut (GN), Embrace Life Council (ELC), Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

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Tobacco has no place here: Kikkukiaq

In November 2011, 12 youth from Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk, Artic Bay, Igloolik, Pond Inlet, Kugluktuk, and Arviat travelled to Iqaluit to participate in a one-week film workshop. At the workshop, these youth produced a series of short public service announcement (PSA) videos for the Government’s new Tobacco Has No Place Here Initiative.

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Are you looking for an exciting and fun personal growth opportunity for your child this summer? If your child or someone you know is between the ages of 12 and 15, they are eligible to attend Makimautiksat Youth Wellness & Empowerment Camp here in Iqaluit.

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Premier Eva Aariak had an opportunity to sit down with young leaders from across the North to discuss issues important to them on Saturday, April 28, in Iqaluit. Global Vision, a not for profit organization, brought together the young leaders to participate in a Global Leadership Centre. For those who could not attend, Premier Aariak's speech can be found here.

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (May 1, 2012) – Nunavut’s annual Community Cleanup is around the corner, and students of all ages are invited to submit a poster design to promote Community Cleanup activities across the territory.

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Nunavut launches Climate Change Website

IQALUIT, Nunavut (April 27, 2012) – Climate change information, data, educational resources and adaptation toolkits are now at the fingertips of Nunavummiut with the launch today of the Nunavut Climate Change Centre (NC3) website.

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Adult Education in Nunavut gets funding boost

IQALUIT, Nunavut (February 23, 2012) – Adult Basic Education programs at Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) got an $11 million boost from the federal government in an announcement made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper today in Iqaluit.

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Neil Christopher is a Faculty Member, Education Programs, and is responsible for the delivery of Science / Media within the Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP) framework. Additionally, he sits on the Professional Standards Committee and is currently preparing for the delivery of a pan – Nunavut pilot course.

Somehow, he still manages to find time to pursue publishing ventures.

After three years of work, one of his projects, the Common Insects of Nunavut book is finally completed. This Inuktitut and English publication brings together science knowledge and Inuit traditional knowledge on many of the insects that can be found in Nunavut.  As well, hundreds of full-color photographs and black-line illustrations will help students indentify and learn about these important members of the Arctic ecosystem. The book is currently being distributed across Nunavut by the Department of Education.

The Common Insects of Nunavut book project was a large undertaking that was made possible by the cooperation of many departments and organizations in Nunavut, including Nunavut Arctic College, the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, the Department of Education, the Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth, Nunavut Bilingual Education Society and Inhabit Media Inc. The Common Insects of Nunavut was researched and written by Carolyn Mallory, and managed by a team that included two Nunavut Teacher Education Program Faculty members.

We congratulate Neil on his efforts.

- Brian Manning is the Director of Education Programs at Nunavut Arctic College.

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