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There was a sense of excitement and teamwork in the air as the Jewellery Students put finishing touches on their pieces for Saturday’s Christmas Tree Ornament Sale!

Members of the public flooded into the lobby of the Nunavut Arctic College main campus in order to purchase these handmade, creative Christmas Tree ornaments.

As with past sales, this year's event was complete in less than 20 minutes. 


Arviat Film Society youth spent the weekend filming and editing videos for Bullying Awareness Week. Learn how they explored the topic in this week's comic.


Thinking of starting or expanding your business? The Government of Nunavut (GN) is partnering with the Government of Canada to launch the BizPaL service in Nunavut!


All manner of spooks, ghosts, goblins, strange apparitions and unexplained phenomena roamed the halls of a transformed Nunavut Arctic College this week. College locations across the territory had a littlle bit of fun with students, staff and hundreds of terrified members of the public.

Congratulations to the College's Head Office staff in Arviat who raised almost $800 for the College Activity Fund!

Thanks to all the staff, students and community members who came together to make this year's Hallowe'en Campus activities a lot of good old-fashioned fun! Thanks to Brian, Dorothy and Jamie for great photos!


Ottawa, Ontario (November 1, 2012) -- Canadian Polar Commission Chairperson Bernard Funston today announced the transfer of responsibility for the Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) and the Northern Science Award from Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canada to the Canadian Polar Commission.

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Arviat, Nunavut (26 Oct 2012) – On Friday, October 26 2012, the community of Arviat celebrated the successful completion of the third Arviat Diamond Driller’s Training (ADDT) course. Ten students completed the training program, which included both classroom and practical components on the Hamlet of Arviat’s diamond drilling rig.


November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM) in Canada, and there are events and activities happening almost every day through the month. Because financial literacy means having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions, FLM brings together the resources, information, products and services developed by organizations across the country that help Canadians strengthen their financial literacy.



Know History Associate Ryan Shackleton is currently attending the 18th Annual Inuit Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference theme this year is Arctic Inuit Connections: Learning from the Top of the World. You can find out more about the conference at

Ryan will be presenting this Friday as part of the Inuit Heritage, Museums and the North subtheme.

His Paper entitled Filming the Past: A Critical Examination of Lewis Cotlow’s High Arctic will be presented at the same time as what promises to be some outstanding papers by Janice Cavell (DFAIT) , Philip Goldring (Philip Goldring and Associates), Lynn Peplinski and Sheila Oolayou of the Inuit Heritage Trust. Also, check out Lynn and Sheila’s internet broadcast on Thursday afternoon – see the conference schedule for more information.

You can follow Know History by signing up to follow their twitter feed on the right hand side of this screen. The official conference hashtag is #18thISC



The Hon. Lorne Kusugak, Minister of Community and Government Services for the Government of Nunavut recognized Dalhousie University and the Nunavut Research Institute for their initiative to provide equipment and training for in-territory analyses of wastewater samples. Attached is Minister Kusugak's statement in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.

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