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Federal Funding Helps IRC Deliver New Nursing Program In Inuvik

January 19, 2018 Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced on Tuesday that Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) will receive $826,984 from the Government of Canada for an upcoming project under the Skills Partnership Fund. IRC will test an innovative approach […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 20183 Views

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Social entrepreneurship is the theme of fourth $100,000 Yukon Innovation Prize

January 18, 2018 Whitehorse—Cold Climate Innovation (CCI) at Yukon College and Government of Yukon’s department of Economic Development have launched the fourth annual Yukon Innovation Prize (YIP). Yukoners can win up to $70,000 for their innovative product or service designed under the theme of social entrepreneurship. Innovators first compete for one of four $10,000 prizes […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201811 Views

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Canada and Yukon unveil new learning space at Yukon College

January 16, 2018 $3.057 million joint federal and territorial investment is creating jobs, expanding research and fostering innovation in Whitehorse. Whitehorse, Yukon Yukon Member of Parliament (MP) Larry Bagnell and the Honourable Tracy-Anne McPhee, Yukon Minister of Education, were at Yukon College’s Ayamdigut campus today to celebrate the grand opening of the Innovation Commons. This project […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201813 Views

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Helping Indigenous people in the Northwest Territories gain vital job skills and experience

January 16, 2018  Inuvik, Northwest Territories    Employment and Social Development Canada A strong economy depends on a strong middle class where everybody has a real and fair chance to succeed. Despite being the fastest-growing segment of the country’s population, Indigenous people continue to be under‑represented in Canada’s workforce. That is why today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201813 Views

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Save the date! Have a Heart Day 2018

Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event that brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are. Last year more than 700 students from 20 different schools, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201812 Views

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Nunavut’s Zach Kunuk helps rising Inuit filmmaker – Nunatsiaq Online

January 15, 2018 Two Inuit filmmakers received a big show of support Jan. 9 from the Toronto Film Critics Association, with award-winning filmmaker Zach Kunuk passing on his award’s $50,000 in services to Isabella Weetaluktuk, a young Inukjuak-born, Montreal-raised Inuk filmmaker who prefers now to be known by her Inuktitut name, Asinnajaq. At the annual […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 20188 Views

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Master carver tackles a new medium in exhibit opening at the Hilltop Bistro

January 11, 2018 WHITEHORSE—Kaska artist Dennis Shorty is sharing his family stories through a new display opening this month in the Hilltop Bistro at Yukon College. Shorty is known for his antler and wood carving, but this show will feature his most recent works in watercolour and ink. “I wanted to try something new and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201814 Views

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Yukon College and Ryerson University partner to study Northern social work practice

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 WHITEHORSE—Bachelor of Social Work instructors Dana Jennejohn and Janice Wiens and Drs. Susan Preston and Cyndy Baskin of Ryerson University have been awarded a $75,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant to study how social work is practiced in the small and remote communities of Canada’s North. “There is a lack of contemporary research on […]

by pmnationtalk on January 10, 201867 Views

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WWF: Vital sea-ice habitat recognized with UNESCO nod

IQALUIT, Dec. 20, 2017 — In response to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s announcement that part of the Last Ice Area will be included on the tentative list advanced to UNESCO for consideration as a potential World Heritage Site, Paul Crowley, vice-president of Arctic conservation for World Wildlife Fund Canada, said: “Advancing Sirmilik National Park and the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201812 Views

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U Arctic: Call for Abstracts – 2018 Arctic Yearbook

The theme of the 2018 edition is “Arctic Development: In Theory & In Practice”. Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2018 (250-400 words). Draft papers should be sent in by 15 June 2018 (4000-6000 words). The Arctic Yearbook is an international and peer-reviewed volume which focuses on issues of regional governance, circumpolar relations, geopolitics and security, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201720 Views

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