UPEI, NU to offer first-ever graduate-level course taught in Inuktitut

July 25, 2017

The University of Prince Edward Island’s Faculty of Education is partnering with the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Education to offer the first-ever graduate-level course to be taught exclusively in the Inuktitut language. A UPEI release reports that Leadership: Engaging Nunavut Parents, Elders, and Community will be offered in Iqaluit, NU and will focus on the development of collaborative relationships, positive communication, and empowerment of parents, elders, and community members who lead, support, and guide education in NU. “This course promotes collaboration and communication among the members of the community who support and guide education in Nunavut,” said NU Minister of Education Paul Quassa. “We are also excited for the opportunity this course provides for students; accessing post-secondary education in Inuktitut is a necessary step in keeping the Inuit Language alive.” UPEI