NU creates committee to guide joint-venture university project

October 24, 2016

Nunavut Education Minister Paul Quassa says that the territory has convened a committee to oversee the development 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 visited five Canadian universities in three provinces to look at best practices.  “A joint venture would allow us to increase the number and diversity of degree programs delivered here in Nunavut,” Quassa told the legislature last week. “It 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