Nunavut Arctic College’s Jewellery and Metalwork program is holding an Open House and Sale during Toonik Tyme on April 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fine Arts Building (building 619). Curious? Here's an example of some of the work they've been doing! The piece above is titled "Tattooed arms" by Jewellery and Metalwork student Kaajuk Kablalik. See more incredible examples of the students' work on their blog, Frozen in Metal
The Arctic Bay Popular Theatre program teaches literacy and life skills through the development of original performance pieces. Students were taught by Audrey Qamanirq who is a founder of the Kicking Caribou Theatre Group in Arctic Bay and participated in a three-week professional development workshop by Penny Couchie, a choreographer and director with the National Aboriginal Theatre Institute in Toronto.
Dr. Pascal Lee, co-founder of the Mars Institute, a planetary scientist with the SETI Institute and Principal Investigator of the NASA Houghton-Mars Project (HMP) delivered a presentation in Iqaluit last week. Dr. Lee and his team are travelling across the Northwest Passage in a prototype rover that could be used to explore other planets in our solar system.
Nunavut's own Senator Dennis Patterson serves a helping of delicious caribou stew to Management Studies diploma student Lisa Pameolik of Arviat. Patterson was in Rankin Inlet this week speaking to the students at Kivalliq Campus. A traditional country food feast was held to celebrate the occasion.
Students of the Environmental Technology Program visited the Nunavut Research Institute on Oct. 14. The class met with staff members to learn about the institute’s various programs, and toured the water lab and greenhouse.
Arctic College Jewellery and Metalwork student Jamasee Pitseolak is the Regional winner of the 6th annual BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition for Nunuvut. This award shines a spotlight on the exceptional talent of emerging Canadian artists who have just graduated from their post-secondary programs.
Graduations are under way at all regional campuses and in some communities. In Cambridge Bay, April 12th was graduation day for 30 students receiving either a certificate or diploma in Human Services Counselling, Office Administration or Adult Basic Education. A special ceremony was held in Coral Harbour on April 17th to recognize students who completed the diploma level of the Jewellery and Metal Work program which had been offered entirely in the community for the past two years.