NU creates committee to guide joint-venture university project

November 2, 2016

Nunavut Education Minister Paul Quassa says that the territory has convened a committee to oversee the development of a joint-venture university in partnership with Nunavut Arctic College and an established university. A feasibility study conducted earlier this year found that NU would not have the student population necessary to support a standalone university. Since then, a group of officials from the education department and Arctic College has visited five Canadian universities in three provinces to look at best practices. β€œA joint venture would allow us to increase the number and diversity of degree programs delivered here in Nunavut,” Quassa told the legislature last week. β€œIt will provide an opportunity for Nunavut Arctic College and a partner university to share their respective expertise and establish a university in the Canadian Arctic.” Nunatsiaq Online