Nunavut Arctic College is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chairperson for its Board of Governors.
The Board selected Mrs. Suzanne Misheralak, the member from Rankin Inlet at their October 25-26 meeting in Iqaluit. Mrs. Misheralak was first appointed in August of 2011 by the Hon. Daniel Shewchuk, Minister responsible for Nunavut Arctic College. She is a graduate of the Management Studies Diploma Program at Arctic College and is the Assistant Manager of the Rankin Inlet Housing Association. She is a mother of 2 young children.
The Hon. Daniel Shewchuk, Minister of Justice proclaimed November 1st as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Project Red Ribbon Day in Nunavut. Read more for his statement and proclamation in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.
Nuiyak Elementary School in Sanikiluaq is the grand prize winner of the Indigo Adopt a School, Build a Book Shelf: Library Makeover Contest! The school will receive $10,000 from Indigo and 50 free books of the school’s choice, donated by First Book Canada.
The Government of Nunavut is going through several organizational changes in an effort to improve the efficiency of the organization, to divide responsibilities so that there is a better distribution of the workload, and to give deputy ministers more human resource authorities so they can get the job done.
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.
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 http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/ISC18/index.html.
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.