In September, 2013 Rebecca Mearns, was in Charlottetown for a long weekend to narrate upcoming documentary film on youth perspectives on high school education in Nunavut. Naullaq Arnaquq, a PhD student in Education at UPEI, worked with Rebecca to perfect the Inuktitut narrations. Rebecca and Naullaq made an excellent team!
The research team recently traveled to Montreal, Quebec to attend the International Polar Year conference. While attending this week-long conference, results from 2011-12 ArcticNet funded research project, “Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and the Transformation of High School Education in Nunavut” were shared. A poster presentation included case study research and bilingual qualitative interviews and focus group data collected in Clyde River and Pangnirtung, were presented.
The Piliriqatigiinniq Teachers’ Conference, held February 13-17, 2012, provided an important venue for a Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) workshop drawing together Inuit educators interested in leadership in education.
Dr. Fiona Walton, Professor of Education at UPEI, has been awarded a 2012 3M National Teaching Fellowship. Each year, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 3M Canada join together to reward exceptional teaching and learning at Canadian universities. Walton was among the 10 teaching fellows chosen for this year.
Fiona Walton and Darlene O'Leary are heading north this week where a Nunavut-wide Teachers' Conference is taking place in Iqaluit. While in Iqaluit, we will be interviewing our Nunavut Master of Education graduates to see what has happened since they completed the program. Fiona and Darlene also asking our graduates and members of the present cohort to complete surveys for the ArcticNet University Access research.