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.
Eleven residents of Repulse Bay recently completed the two week course ‘Working in Research: A Community Guide to Understanding and Participating in Research Programs’. This Nunavut Arctic College course delivery was funded by through a contribution from a research project grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and was supported by the Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment, Fisheries Division with in-kind support from Arctic College.
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).
Nanisiniq Arviat History Project Youth Curtis Konek and Jordan Konek as they continue to document traditional Inuit knowledge in their hometown of Arviat, Nunavut while encouraging local youth to take an interest in film, media and digital skills development.
Nanisiniq Arviat History Project Elder Martha Okotak, Curtis Konek and Jordan Konek met a source of inspiration -- acclaimed Nunavut filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk during the International Polar Year: From Knowledge to Action conference in Montreal this week.
From all of us in Arviat, we would like to thank Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro for believing in, and supporting our aspiring young filmmakers and the Nanisiniq Arviat History Project.
Join presenters April Dutheil, Jordan Konek and Frank Tester as they focus on the research relationships between Inuit and Qablunaat (people from the south) using the Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project as a lens to explore examples and causes of miscommunication and misunderstanding.
The purpose of this analysis is to avoid the historical occurrence of colonial interactions, conduct meaningful and collaborative research and provide greater understanding for all arenas in which Inuit and Qablunaat interact.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada recently announced funding for a new Northern research project called Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA). The main focus of ReSDA’s research will be on finding ways to ensure that a larger share of the benefits of resource development stay in the region with fewer costs to communities.
The University of Laval has partnered with Nunavut Arctic College's Inuit Language and Culture program to research and produce a new series of publications on Inuit governance and leadership in Nunavut and Nunavik. The announcement was made August 30, 2010 by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology at Nunavut Arctic College's Nunatta Campus.
In a videotaped presentation delivered in Iqaluit this Monday, University of Laval professor Louis McComber congratulated Nunavut Arctic College’s Language and Culture program for its successes over two decades of publishing.
What is the CURA Program?The purpose of the program is to support the creation of alliances between community organizations and postsecondary institutions which, through a process of ongoing collaboration and mutual learning, will foster innovative research, training and the creation of new knowledge in areas of importance for the social, cultural or economic development of Canadian communities.