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The Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) project is in its third and final year at NAC. It has been a rich, collaborative process between educators and learners across the territory.

 

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Whitehorse, Yukon – The three northern colleges – Aurora College, Yukon College and Nunavut Arctic College – have agreed to establish the legal foundation for University of the Arctic (UArctic) Canada, as the northern colleges’ response to the Jago Report. The Jago Report recommended a strategy “for the development of university programs, university research, and eventually a distributed university in Canada’s North.” In 2008, the three college presidents reaffirmed their 1999 Memorandum of Understanding and committed themselves to lead the development of UArctic Canada.

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Human Services Program travelers returned home from Norway this weekend sporting a draft proposal from Finnmark University College for a long-term collaboration agreement.

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Nunavut Arctic College is pleased to offer Portfolio Development Facilitator Training.

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Kevin McGill, the Senior Instructor for the Human Services Program checked in to report that the University of the Arctic trek to Norway has begun.

 

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After an overnight flight across the Atlantic, followed directly by a twelve hour non stop flight south, we arrived in Johannesburg for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Conference late in the evening, jetlagged but excited. We were whisked to the conference site, the Sunnyside Park Hotel, an elegantly restored Victorian-style historical mansion, nestled within picturesque gardens of towering trees and spectacular foliage. There was a distinct feeling of being transported back in time to a by-gone era.

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YELLOWKNIFE (October 20, 2008) – The presidents of the three territorial colleges in Northern Canada updated a wide-ranging memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing their institutions to co-operate on programs and services of mutual benefit to students in Nunavut, Yukon and the NWT. President Daniel Vandermeulen of Nunavut Arctic College, President Terry Weninger of Yukon College and President Maurice Evans of Aurora College signed the agreement at a meeting in Yellowknife October 1. The agreement updates and affirms an MOU that has been in place since 1999.

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Nunavut Arctic College has received approval from HRSDC for a three year, $4 million project to develop culturally appropriate PLAR tools and test a holistic approach to portfolio development in the Adult Basic Education program throughout Nunavut.

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