This summer almost 15 Inuit youth and students in Arviat were able to work on community-based health and research projects. Their work was recently acknowledged in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut by the Hon. Daniel Shewchuk, Minister Responsible for Arctic College and the Nunavut Research Institute.
Gatineau, Quebec - July 27 2012 – As the Arctic warms and polar sea ice continues to melt at unprecedented rates, 75 international high school students and a team of inspiring leaders are preparing to set sail on the latest Students on Ice Arctic expedition: ‘A Voyage of Discovery and Transformation’.
Participants with this year's Environmental Technology Program (ETP) Winter Field Camp included 24 students, 4 instructors, 17 snowmobiles, and 12 qammotiqs. The annual expedition to Crazy Lake is a key component of the highly-successful program and a rite of passage for the program's students. The group left on March 28, 2012 and returned on April 4.
The Invitations Are Out
The review of the abstracts received for the IPY 2012 From Knowledge to Action Conference is completed and letters of acceptance have been sent out. In total 837 oral presentations have been accepted and 1222 posters.
Organizers of the 18th Inuit Studies Conference, entitled "Arctic/Inuit/Connections: Learning from the Top of the World," announce a call for abstracts. The conference is organized by the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian Institution, and will be held 24-28 October 2012 in Washington, D.C.
The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) is pleased to announce the extension and expansion of the W. Garfield Weston Awards for Northern Research and the creation of the W. Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellowship in Northern Research.
IQALUIT, NUNAVUT (October 12, 2011) — The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency today attended the Grand Opening of the Nunavut Research Institute, on behalf of the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
The Environmental Technology Program's 2011/2012 academic year is off to a great start.
Classes began on September 6 with two full classes of students. September’s first year intake was a maximum 16 students, and 14 second year students returned as well. However, not only do we have a lot of students, we have a lot of enthusiastic students. Energy, excitement, and pride flow from staff and students alike, and are palpable as you walk around the program’s new building.
Nunavut Arctic College’s Environmental Technology Program students were once again on the land, from September 21 – 28, for their fall field camps. This year’s camps were also once again located on the beach at Peterhead Inlet, a popular local camping area with an incredible tidal flat and interesting geological and historical sites.