Arviat Research and Media projects were presented at the Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic annual workshop at the Frobisher Inn from Oct. 8-10 in Iqaluit. Social Sciences researchers came from across Canada, the United States and the circumpolar world to participate.
Staff, students and volunteers came together last night for the second annual Haunted Hallway fundraiser at the College's office in Arviat yesterday night.
Welcome to the new students of the Piqqusilirivvik Summer/Fall Program 2013. The program runs August 19 to November 30. The students spent the first 3 weeks of their program on the land, learning to build qarmat (sod houses). They will be taking a variety of hands-on, land-based, and classroom-based courses this program, including Survival Skills, Inuit History, Leadership, Hunting, Toolmaking, Skin Preparation and Sewing, and more!
This summer almost 15 Inuit youth and students in Arviat were able to work on community-based health and research projects. Their work was recently acknowledged in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut by the Hon. Daniel Shewchuk, Minister Responsible for Arctic College and the Nunavut Research Institute.
On August 7, 2013, summer students working with the Arviat Youth Wellness Media Team received some special gifts from Sony Canada while taking part in a photography workshop with professional photographers and authors Louise Abbott and Niels Jensen.
E-learning in Nunavut takes another step forward this fall, as Nunavut Arctic College and its partners launch the latest online program—a unique, made-in-Nunavut course designed to support the volunteers who staff, govern, and program community radio stations across Nunavut. It will cover the fundamentals of broadcast law, production, distribution, and governance for a community station – and without a single flipchart, binder or classroom.
In collaboration with Hamilton based Juch-Tech Inc., and thanks to a donated space segment from SES, we have been successful in deploying high speed Internet services being used by Nunavut Arctic College. This initiative is being piloted by the Nunavut Research Institute in order to improve connectivity for students and researchers using the facility in Iqaluit, Nunavut.