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Degrees of Success: Scholarship opportunities abound

Expenses related to post-secondary education can be substantial: tuition, room and board, textbooks, among them. Scholarships and grants can make the difference for promising students who desire a college or university education. Below is...

Does Nunavut’s quality of education get a passing grade?

The number of high school graduates in Nunavut has gradually been rising, but is the quality of their education adequate? An example of a Soundfield system in a Nunavut classroom can be seen in the...

Degrees of Success: Child welfare specialist hones her craft through bachelor’s program at the...

Christa Kunuk had a career-altering moment while in her early years as a counsellor at Nakasuk School in Iqaluit. A restless and troubled young boy approached her and said, “If I grow up, I’m going...

Some Nunavut students scramble home from the south, go into self-isolation

As COVID-19 created growing alarm across the country over the past week, Nunavut students studying in the south were faced with the choice of hunkering down or rushing home. Alassua Hanson made it home to...

A proponent of elders and Inuktitut: Allen Aglukkaq nears retirement after almost 40 years...

Allen Aglukkaq has devoted almost 40 years to the field of education and it will come to an end with his retirement in late May. While working at the Northern store in the early 1980s,...

Degrees of Success: Inuit superintendents guide school operations in all three regions

Degrees of Success 2020 — a report on education in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The term “capacity building” has often been repeated over the years, but the Nunavut Department of Education has proof that...

COVID-19: Should Nunavut’s schools be closed?

If any of Nunavut’s schools is going to close to due concerns over coronavirus COVID-19, it’s going to be by direction of the territory’s chief medical officer, Education Minister David Joanasie said in the...