Northern university supporters gather for workshop

November 8, 2010

Proponents of a university in Canada's North met in Yellowknife last week to discuss how to go about establishing such an institution. Participants at the 3-day workshop agreed that a northern university should not be centralized in one location, but instead have several campus spread out to serve the entire region. A pan-northern university would rely on digital technology to allow people to study closer to home, delegates said. A working group has released the following vision statement: "As northern peoples of Canada, we envision in our homelands a renowned institution centred on the teachings of the land, led by the wisdom for indigenous peoples, fostering innovation, dialogue and inspired communities." CBC | Nunatsiaq News