OTTAWA, October 17, 2012 – Participation in Global Dignity Day Canada more than doubled this year over last with 53 schools and almost 9,000 students nationally registering to participate online or in person. The video conference can be streamed online from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. here: http://www.livestream.com/globalencounters.
Building on the great success of last year, Canada’s Democracy Week 2012 will run from September 15–22. The week celebrates democracy and its positive impact on life in Canada. This year’s theme is discovery — it’s about learning something new about democracy and how elections work.
Canada’s Democracy Week is an Elections Canada civic education initiative built around the United Nations’ International Day of Democracy on September 15.
To stay up to date on all Canada’s Democracy Week activities, follow us on Twitter @democracyCA, “Like” the Canada’s Democracy Week Facebook Page or check out some of last year’s activities on our YouTube Channel.
The Canada’s Democracy Week Team
The establishment of a new Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) will significantly increase capacity and capability for scientific research across Nunavut and Canada’s Arctic.
The Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) 2010 Compendium of Research is now available. This informative report highlights the licensed physical, social sciences and health-related scientific research conducted in Nunavut.
The Petermann Ice Island was four times the size of Manhatten Island (approx. 250 km2) when it calved from the Petermann Glacier of Northwest Greenland in August 2010. It has subsequently fragmented into smaller, yet still formidable, ice islands. These fragments are now transiting south along Canada's east coast - becoming wonders for tourists in Newfoundland while simultaenously causing great concern to those working with vulnerable infrastructure in nearby waters.
Join us for "On Thick Ice" a free, public presentation with Anna Crawford from Carleton University on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Nunavut Research Institute (Building 959-A) in Iqaluit.
Gatineau, Quebec - July 27 2012 – As the Arctic warms and polar sea ice continues to melt at unprecedented rates, 75 international high school students and a team of inspiring leaders are preparing to set sail on the latest Students on Ice Arctic expedition: ‘A Voyage of Discovery and Transformation’.
Environmental Technology Program students and staff are set to participate on an expedition cruise from St. John’s to Iqaluit with Worldwide Quest Expeditions next week.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to the staff of Nunavut Arctic College for the outstanding support received during the last spring sitting.
The College has such wonderful people working for it, across this great territory, in every community. I would like to personally thank each and every staff member for the dedication, time and effort they put into the enhancement of Adult learning in Nunavut.
Nunavut Arctic College has come a long way with the programs it delivers, and continues to advance. I would also like to express my appreciation to our excellent Board of Governors and the College’s Senior Management for their leadership and commitment throughout this academic year. .
I hope each and every one of you has a great summer, spending holidays with your friends and families.
The Hon. Daniel Shewchuk,
Minister Responsible for Nunavut Arctic College
The Board of Governors wishes to congratulate all those who graduated from the certificate and diploma programs in Management Studies, Environmental Technology, Social Work, Mental Health, Inuit Language and Culture, Midwifery, Trades, Fur Design and Production, Jewellery and Metalwork plus the degree programs in Arctic Nursing and Teacher Education.