Nunavut energy company sends Inuit students to university

August 8, 2013

The Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC), Nunavut’s only power company and a crown corporation, has recently launched a program that gives Inuit students, specifically beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, an opportunity to attend a post-secondary degree program relevant to the business needs of the organization. The Inuit Leadership Development Program (ILDP) is in the pilot stage, and its first participant, Alex Cook, will attend St. Francis Xavier University in September as part of the Bachelor of Business Administration program, majoring in leadership in management. “The goal of this program is to increase Inuit representation at the professional, management, and eventually, senior management levels, to develop the future leadership team,” says Jamie McCarthy, Inuit Employment Plan administrator. StFX News Release