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Environment Canada, working in partnership with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, the Kivalliq Inuit Association and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association, is hiring Inuit students to work in their offices for 4 month periods during the summer.

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On March 31st, 2012 between 8:30 - 9:30 pm, turn off your lights for Earth Hour.

Year after year Canada has remained a leading country in terms of participation. For us the moment of Earth Hour is a bit like an environmental New Year, providing a chance to reflect on how our planet is faring and what new or renewed commitments we can make to help.

Participating in Earth Hour can help Nunavut Arctic College create a sustainable culture where students and staff become conscious that even small gestures can help reduce their carbon footprint on campus.

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Researchers from the University of Quebec – Trois Rivieres will be presenting the results of their research “Healthy Living in Schools and Substance Abuse” on Tuesday March 27th at 7 p.m. at the Catholic Parish Hall (across from the curling rink) in Iqaluit.

Interviews and surveys were conducted in January and February 2010 in order to understand the extent, context, causes and consequences of alcohol and drug use, as well as to collect opinions about solutions to substance abuse in the community.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided by the Baffin Deli.

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This comprehensive four-day course is for health professionals from a variety of disciplines who face diabetes in practice.

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Learn how diamonds are formed at a public lecture with Dr. Herb Helmstaedt in Iqaluit, this Friday, March 16 at the Nunavut Research Institute in Iqaluit

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FrostBytes -- 'Soundbytes of Cool Research' is a concept developed by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) to share interesting information about the Polar Regions. These 30-60 second audio or video recordings are designed to help researchers easily share their latest findings to a broad audience.

For more information, visit the APECS web site at http://www.apecs.is and the International Polar Year From Knowledge to Action conference web site at http://www.ipy2012montreal.ca.

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Nancy Karetak-LindellInternational Polar Year 2012 is delighted to announce that Nancy Karetak-Lindell has recently been confirmed Chair of the Indigenous Knowledge Exchange.

Nancy was a Canadian Member of Parliament for the territory of Nunavut from 1997 to 2008, and is currently Director of the Jane Glassco Arctic Fellowship Program at the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, which is devoted to engaging, training, and inspiring the next generation of Northern Leaders.

"I am very excited and honoured to chair and be part of the Indigenous Knowledge Exchange Program Committee," Nancy said. "There are so many ways our traditional knowledge from the circumpolar world can complement science and put a human face to the challenges facing us in our Arctic world, and I believe the International Polar Year conference can highlight these opportunities."

The IPY 2012 conference will feature an Indigenous Knowledge Exchange (IKE) with programming developed by Indigenous peoples to highlight issues of interest and importance to community members of the circumpolar Arctic. The IKE welcomes all conference participants to discuss critical topics including: Food Security and Health, Changing Environment – Climate Change, Wildlife and Management, Youth and Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer.

For more information on International Polar Year visit http://www.ipy2012montreal.ca

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February 9th, 2012, is National Sweater Day!

Turn down your heat and turn up your sweater! We are calling on Canadians to turn down their thermostats and wear a fun sweater to symbolize their commitment to the environment. This is a fun way to get faculty, students, and staff involved in a fun and simple campus event that raises awareness about energy conservation.

Unpack those cool, creative and interesting sweaters and send us a photo!

For more information, visit wwf.ca

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The Canadian Northern Studies Trust is pleased to announce a second call for applications in the following award categories:

Application forms will remain open until Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Please visit www.acuns.ca for more information.

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