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UArctic Welcomes Six New Thematic Networks

Jul 03, 2015 UArctic’s six new Thematic Networks, approved by the UArctic Council in its 18th meeting held June 14-17, 2015 at the Buryat State University in Ulan Ude, Russia, have now been launched in the UArctic web site. The new Thematic Networks are: Arctic Telecommunications and Networking (led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA) […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2015543 Views

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Ministers of Education Host Pan-Canadian Aboriginal Educators’ Symposium

Yellowknife, July 2, 2015 – Provincial and territorial ministers of education were in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, this week for the first-ever pan-Canadian Aboriginal Educators’ Symposium as well as the annual meeting of their intergovernmental organization, the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). CMEC Aboriginal Educators’ Symposium The CMEC Aboriginal Educators’ Symposium was an unprecedented […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 2015571 Views

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2015 ArcticNet Photo Contest

ArcticNet announces the launch of its 2015 Photo Contest. Deadline for submitting photos: 30 October 2015. Over the last few years, ArcticNet has been gathering photographs of Arctic scenery, people, flora, fauna and fieldwork captured as part of a variety of ArcticNet related activities in Canada and beyond. Many Arctic researchers and their collaborators are […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 2015470 Views

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Youth Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) Program (July 27 – August 14)

June 19, 2015 This three-week leadership course offers youth the opportunity to gain greater self-awareness, as well as leadership skills to help them in their daily lives and beyond. A variety of topics are covered, including job readiness, nutrition, coping with crisis, and resume writing. L.I.T candidates receive hands-on leadership experience while job shadowing at […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015501 Views

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Constructed wetlands remove heavy metals from mine water

Scientists at the Yukon Research Centre have proven that heavy metals can be removed from contaminated mine water with northern constructed wetlands. These results offer a sustainable and cost effective option for mining companies operating in the North. This research was funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Casino […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2015578 Views

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City of Iqaluit is calling on Iqalummiut to work together to clean our community

June 10, 2015 June 9, 2015 (Iqaluit, Nunavut) – The City of Iqaluit is calling on Iqalummiut (residents and corporations) to participate in upcoming efforts to beautify Iqaluit. Annual Spring Cleanup: June 19, 2015 from 9am-12noon All residents and employers are encouraged to dedicate this morning to clean up litter around our community. Supplies will […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2015628 Views

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Yukon College and White River First Nation create artist opportunity

June 10, 2015 BEAVER CREEK – One Yukon artist will have an opportunity to experience anthropology and archeology first-hand as part of a new artist-in-residence position on White River First Nation traditional lands. Yukon College is accepting applications from Yukon resident artists up to Monday June 22, 2015. The successful artist must be available between […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2015530 Views

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Minister Graham unveils Yukon College Ayamdigut Campus Master Plan

June 10, 2015 WHITEHORSE – Yukon Education Minister Doug Graham unveiled the Yukon College Ayamdigut Campus Master Plan today at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse.  The plan outlines a vision for the future development of the 97 hectare land reserve surrounding Yukon College’s Ayamdigut Campus. “I am very pleased to unveil the Ayamdigut Campus […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2015574 Views

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Permafrost analysis completed for North Alaska Highway

Permafrost researchers at the Northern Climate ExChange, of the Yukon Research Centre, have completed a study on the state of the permafrost under the North Alaska Highway. They have found that over eighty percent of the permafrost that lies beneath the highway between Burwash Landing and Beaver Creek is moderately or highly vulnerable to thaw […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 2015469 Views

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Yukon Teachers’ Association and the Yukon government ratify new collective agreement

June 4, 2015 WHITEHORSE—The Government of the Yukon and the Yukon Teachers’ Association (YTA) have ratified a new collective agreement. “The negotiations were collegial and collaborative and I’d like to acknowledge the constructive and positive efforts of our officials in helping to reach this new agreement,” Minister for the Public Service Commission Currie Dixon said. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2015480 Views

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