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Nunavut Arctic College

Nunavut Arctic College has a strong commitment to provide high quality educational opportunities to all residents of Nunavut. The College has five campuses: Nunatta Campus and the Nunavut Research Institute Science Campus in Iqaluit, Kivalliq Campus and the Nunavut Trades Training Centre in Rankin Inlet and the Kitikmeot Campus, located in Cambridge Bay. Community Learning Centres are located in all 25 communities of Nunavut.

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Law Degree Launches in Iqaluit

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NAC has launched the first law degree program in over a decade. “The goal of the program is to meet the demand for trained lawyers in Nunavut, and to increase access to justice for Nunavummiut,” said Joe Kunuk, President of Arctic College.

“The selection process was tough, there were many more qualified applicants than we could accommodate,” he said. The committee took into consideration those with a good academic record and the ability to handle the rigors of a four-year program. “On a positive note, this allowed us to choose students with a high potential for success,” said Kunuk.

Students will learn both contemporary law and Inuit traditional law. While the program is taught in English, the College has ensured cultural aspects are respected such as providing an elder-in-residence.

The four-year program leads to a Juris Doctor (JD) in Law from the University of Saskatchewan. Graduates may practice family, employment, business or criminal law in Nunavut; or work in senior roles with companies, organizations, or the GN.

The program started in September and according to Kunuk, students are already hard at work. “We’re pleased to welcome students from various communities including Arviat, Iqaluit, Cambridge Bay, and Gjoa Haven,” said Kunuk.

Nuka Olsen-Hakongak of Cambridge Bay and recent graduate of NAC’s Social Services Worker program typifies the next generation of leaders. “Nunavut is my home. It’s where I want to live and work when I graduate. With a law degree, I feel I can help Nunavummiut and give back,” she said.

Request for an Expression of Interest

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Nunavut Arctic College and the Government of Nunavut are jointly issuing a Request for an Expression of Interest from any Canadian University interested in entering into a partnership to improve higher education in the territory of Nunavut. Please click the following link to access the Request for an Expression of Interest document in French and English

NOTICE regarding Request for an Expression of Interest: NAC-GN Response_18.09.2017.docx

Student wins national art award

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By all accounts, Anne Qammaniq-Hellwig, a student in the Jewellery and Metalwork program is having a good year. For the second time this year, her work has been in the national spotlight.

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