NU to fund feasibility study for arctic university

June 4, 2015

Nunavut has announced that it will fund a feasibility study to explore the possible creation of an arctic university. A recent report recommended the creation of a university, independent of government and Inuit organizations, in Iqaluit. The proposed institution would be accessible to all but would primarily serve Inuit students, offering mandatory classes in traditional Inuit knowledge and language. The school would also grant Elders the same status and salary as full professors. The report suggested that the new university would initially offer courses in Inuit studies, fine arts, linguistics, and political science, as well as Indigenous governance, education, health, natural science, and law. Globe and Mail