Arviat Research and Media projects were presented at the Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic annual workshop at the Frobisher Inn from Oct. 8-10 in Iqaluit. Social Sciences researchers came from across Canada, the United States and the circumpolar world to participate.
"Studying where you live and want to teach makes sense and would solve most worries about housing and leaving the family. NTEP would become more attractive and retention would improve."
Third year Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP) student Karen Inootik, former NTEP student Rebecca Jones and Paul Berger, Associate Professor of Education at Lakehead University, presented the results of a three-year research study at the Nunavut Research Institute in Iqaluit this week.
The team’s research, “Why Not Teach? Inuit High School Students Thoughts on Becoming a Teacher” began in 2009 and was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
The Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada (SERNNoCA) is a five-year research program looking at the social economy of the North. One of six regional networks across the country, it’s made up of community partners, colleges and universities in Nunavut, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavik and Labrador.