Nunavut Arctic College offers free online course

November 21, 2011

In co-operation with the University of the Arctic, Nunavut Arctic College is making its "Introduction to the Circumpolar World" course available online for free to residents of the territory. The college offered the course last year at a cost, and it now wants to see if that prevented anyone from taking the class. "Introduction to the Circumpolar World" is a first-year university level course and is the prerequisite for taking further UArctic courses in circumpolar studies. Founded in 2001, UArctic is a collaboration of 120 post-secondary institutions worldwide. Earlier this year, the Canadian government cut three-quarters of its funding to UArctic. CBC