(Iqaluit, Nunavut) Training in Nunavut takes a giant leap forward this month as Nunavut Arctic College launches the first of five online courses in the Municipal Training Organization’s (MTO) popular Municipal Government Program (MGP). Building on the successful pilot computer training last winter, the “Introduction to Northern Government” will be delivered online to participants across Nunavut starting November 28th. The course covers the structure, history and operations of territorial and municipal governments in Nunavut.
(Cambridge Bay) Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, Greg Rickford, was at Nunavut Arctic College’s Kitikmeot Campus in Cambridge Bay today to highlight the College’s improvements that will support online and distance education. The Government of Canada invested in the renewal and expansion of laboratories, learning commons and student facilities at colleges and universities across Canada.
A new course, titled Introduction to the Circumpolar World, is the first offering for Nunavut Arctic College’s new University Studies Diploma. It’s also the first time Arctic College has offered a course entirely on-line through the use of distance-based, education technologies.
The Undergraduate Studies Office for the University of the Arctic invites students from all UArctic member institutions to study northern topics in online global classrooms with students from Russia, Greenland, Denmark, Canada, Alaska, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland!
With the lighting of a qulliq, drum dancing and the traditional songs of Inuit elders, Nunavut’s Member of Parliament, the Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, paid a very special visit to Nunavut Arctic College in Arviat this week, announcing millions in federal and territorial infrastructure funding.