NU law program set to go in the fall with 25 students

June 8, 2017

Nunavut’s first law program has finalized its first list of incoming students. Of 86 applicants, 25 have been admitted into the new four-year law program at Nunavut Arctic College to begin in September 2017. Of the 25 Nunavummiut, 18 are Inuit . On Monday, however, MLA for Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu Pat Angnakak reportedly challenged the alleged success of the enrolments, noting, “I imagine I am not the only person who is wondering why almost a third of the entering class are non-Inuit. Can the minister clarify why this is so?” NU Minister of Education Paul Quassa replied that the seven non-Inuit students enrolled in the program are all long-time residents of the territory. “Courses we develop are open to all Nunavummiut,” added Quassa. “The selection committee selects who will be participants and they look at them very carefully.” Nunatsiaq Online