Law students build an iglu

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Law students participated in an iglu building workshop in Iqaluit on March 13. Over the past few months, students from Nunavut’s Law Program have been learning various survival skills with Polar Outfitting, an adventure company in Iqaluit.

Students of the Nunavut Law Program, along with instructor Jajoposie Tiglik and Polar Outfitting staff, build an igloo in Iqaluit on March 13. photo courtesy of Stephen Mansell

Learning survival skills “helps reflect the territory we’re learning in and it brings our class together as a team,” explained Stephen Mansell, Northern director of the Nunavut Law Program.

This time, Polar Outfitting took the law students out on land to build an iglu with instructor Jacopoosie Tiglik. The students spend all day learning how to cut and shape blocks for an iglu.

It was also a create opportunity for students to get outside of the “stressful” classroom environment, said Mansell.