By October, Nunavut Arctic College hopes to announce a partnership with a southern institution. It wants to broaden the college’s current offerings with a view toward the administrative needs of government and the technical requirements of the Nike Air Max Thea Donna resource industry.
Eleven southern universities have applied to be that partner, said Jesse Jacobs, the college’s director of planning.
“What we’re really looking for in a partner institution is to take Inuit traditional knowledge and ensure that we are able to put it Nike Air Max 90 Womens Blue into credentials that are recognized nationally,” he said.
Cultural relevance is prominent in the plans of all three institutions. Often, southern course materials just don’t work in the North.
When Cochrane took her social-work degree in the south, she was taught that privacy concerns meant she shouldn’t get personal with her clients or acknowledge them in the street.
“You go into a community of 100 people and you don’t shake hands in the store, you don’t have a job pretty soon,” she said.
Language will be a big part. Jacobs said his college’s partnered programs will Nike Air Max 90 Damen be taught in Inuktut, the term used for all dialects spoken by the Inuit.
Just offering post-secondary courses in the North is a big deal. Travel to study elsewhere is a major cost and cultural disincentive for potential students, Cochrane said.
“A lot are intimidated Adidas Nmd Donna by southern universities. It’s hard when you come from a (tiny) community to all of a sudden walk into a community of millions.”
Universities, however, are expensive. Financing the territories’ post-secondary plans remains unsettled, although Cochrane said one source of Nike Free 5.0 Damen income could come from research partnerships in areas such as climate change.
The Yukon government has topped up its annual $27 million grant to it Yukon College by $1.5 million to help with the transition to a university. The college is also about to begin a campaign to raise about $65 million over the next 10 years, Barnes said.