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ONECA – Engagement Session: Indigenous Well-Being

ONECA is organizing a Well-Being Engagement Session on October 23, 24, 2017. Click on the link to navigate to the Registration page on Google Forms or click  to download a PDF form. NT5

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2017136 Views

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Bzindan: Youth and Elders speak truth through songwriting

Aug 18, 2017 Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre’s Cultural Coordinator, Nadia McLaren (Filmmaker: Muffins for Granny, 2007) was deeply moved by recent music videos created by Indigenous youth from remote areas of Ontario. She wondered what would happen if Elders were asked to contribute their wisdom to a similar project with youth in Peterborough. As a result, seven Elders […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 201796 Views

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Anishinaabe student from Ottawa arrested at blockade of oil exploration site – CBC

Freddy Stoneypoint, 29, charged with mischief, theft, break and enter; bail decision expected Friday Aug 18, 2017 An Indigenous man from Ottawa arrested by police at the blockade of an oil exploration site in Quebec is today expected to find out if he’ll be released on bail or not. Freddy Stoneypoint, an Anishinaabe 29-year-old Carleton […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201782 Views

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Indigenous language teachers advising government on coming language law – StarPhoenix

When Rose Pacquette was growing up in Fond du Lac, she learned how to live from her mother and father, who spoke to her in their Dene language. The words conveyed a world view that stressed the value that each person’s unique strengths brought to the community, the shared responsibility to raise children correctly and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201771 Views

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Submit your abstract and register for Arctic Change 2017 – UArctic

The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and its national and international partners invite the international Arctic research community to the International Arctic Change 2017 Conference to Québec, Canada from December 11-15, 2017. Registration is open, and abstracts can still be submitted until September 22. The Arctic is experiencing unprecedented change of its sea and terrestrial ice, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 201753 Views

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Laurier welcomes new Indigenous Curriculum Specialist

Aug. 17, 2017 Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University has hired its first-ever Indigenous Curriculum Specialist. Erin Hodson, who began in the role Aug. 1, is an accomplished researcher from the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education at Brock University and holds a master’s degree in the social and cultural contexts of education. She has […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2017114 Views

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On Campus: Loyalist programs remain available – Belleville Intelligencer

August 18, 2017 BELLEVILLE – Pursue your interests and jump-start your career at Loyalist College this September. The college is still accepting applications for many of the 65 full-time, in-class programs and 1,000 part-time and distance Continuing Education opportunities available through monthly and semester starts. In-class programs are designed to prepare students for the workforce […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201770 Views

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Student wins national art award – Nunavut Arctic College

August 17, 2017 By all accounts, Anne Qammaniq-Hellwig, a student in the Jewellery and Metalwork program is having a good year. For the second time this year, her work has been in the national spotlight. In May, her artwork was featured with seven other students an exhibition at the L.A. Pai Gallery in Ottawa. Several […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 201765 Views

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VIU Cowichan’s Farm-to-Table Teaching Restaurant Now Open Year-Round

August 16, 2017 The Farm Table dining room at Providence Farm is a jewel in Cowichan Valley’s culinary crown Marie Seitcher is taking her passion for cooking to the next level with the help of a unique fine dining teaching kitchen run through Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Culinary Arts program. The 34-year-old from Songhese First […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2017120 Views

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NWAC President Francyne Joe to speak at Indigenous Women in Community Leadership Graduation – St. Francis Xavier University

Friday, August 25, 2017 – 3:00pm to 4:30pm Location: Gerald Schwartz School of Business Event Type: Convocation The graduation of the 2017 Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (IWCL) Program cohort will take place on Friday August 25th at 3:00pm in the Schwartz Auditorium.  This is the seventh cohort of First Nations, Metis and Inuit women from across the country […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2017148 Views

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Centennial of suffrage to be focus of summer institute – Brandon University

August 17, 2017 As Canada celebrates the centennial of women earning the vote, a Brandon University (BU) professor will spend a portion of next summer investigating the meaning of enfranchisement and citizenship at Carthage College, in Wisconsin. Dr. Patricia Harms, an associate professor in both History and Gender & Women’s Studies at BU, has been […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 201770 Views

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Dr. Jennifer Pettit, appointed interim Dean of Faculty of Arts, Mount Royal University

August 11, 2017 — Dr. Lesley Brown, Provost and Vice-President, Academic of Mount Royal University announced Dr. Jennifer Pettit will serve as the interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts. A search to fill the position permanently will commence shortly. Over the past 20 years, Pettit has established a track record of excellence at Mount […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 201745 Views

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U of L and Red Crow College to launch Niitsitapi Teacher Education Program next fall

August 16, 2017 The Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, in partnership with Red Crow Community College, is pleased to offer the Niitsitapi Teacher Education Program, beginning in the fall of 2018. “We look forward to working with the U of L on the Niitsitapi Teacher Education Program,” says Roy Weasel Fat, president […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 201799 Views

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U Vic: Broadcast of Nunavut live dive a Canadian first

August 17, 2017 Two University of Victoria alumni who went on to found the innovative Fish Eye Project are headed for Cambridge Bay, Nunavut next week for a live dive in Arctic waters that will be broadcast simultaneously across the country as part of the Canada C3 expedition. The Aug. 27 Nunavut dive is being […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 201770 Views

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Anishinabek Nations to have Education in their own Hands – AIAI

London, Ontario August 16th, 2017 – With more details to soon be released by the Carolyn Bennett, the Minister of Indigenous Affairs, members of the Anishinabek Nation have signed on for big change.  Under the newly signed agreement 23 communities, as many as 25,000 people, will now exercise their jurisdiction to govern their education system on […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201762 Views

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Appointment of a new KRG representative at the Council of Commissioners

Kuujjuaq, Qc. (August 16, 2017) – Elena Berthe joined the Kativik Council of Commissioners and Executive Committee as the appointed KRG representative. Elena is replacing Mary Pilurtuut who resigned in March 2017.  She took her oath of office during the Council of Commissioners meeting, held in Montreal from June 19-23. The members of the Kativik School […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017159 Views

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UCN’s Director of Student Life Attends National Leadership Conference

August 14, 2017 Earlier this summer Canada’s Governor General, David Johnston, and the National Executive Committee conducted a nationwide conference on leadership that consisted on 250 Canadians from coast to coast to coast. One of those was Mrs. Jaqueline Fitzpatrick from Thompson, MB. A registered Social Worker who graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017129 Views

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Helping Indigenous people find career success – Norquest College

August 15, 2017 More Indigenous people will find work in construction-related careers thanks to additional support for job-training and employment services. The Alberta government is investing $1.9 million more over two years through a federal-provincial grant to support Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centres (AICCC) at NorQuest College and Bow Valley College. The centres connect unemployed […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017117 Views

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Province Supports Summer Learning Programs to Help Students Succeed in School

August 16, 2017 Giving Students a Head Start on the School Year: Wishart As many as 2,000 students from grades 1 to 12 are improving their learning skills this summer thanks to support from the Manitoba government for summer learning enrichment programs, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced today. “We know that some students […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017176 Views

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MFNSS seeking Private Home Placement house parents

The Manitoba First Nations School System’s (MFNSS), Private Home Placement (PHP) program is seeking caring individuals/families that have room in their home to welcome a student/s to board in their home for the 2017-2018 school year. MFNSS is looking for individuals who will take an active role in the students’ lives by encouraging him/her to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2017176 Views

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Ottawa inks largest education self government agreement with Ont. First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2017 OTTAWA _ The federal government says it has reached a self-governance agreement with 23 Ontario First Nations, the largest such deal of its kind in Canada. The agreement with Anishinabek Nation First Nations, the culmination of more than 20 years of negotiations, grants communities greater control over education on reserve […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2017261 Views

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Canada and the Anishinabek Nation Celebrate the Signing of Historic Education Self-Government Agreement

August 16, 2017       Chippewas of Rama First Nation, ON      Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Anishinabek Nation The Government of Canada and 23 Anishinabek Nation First Nations made history today by signing the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement. This Agreement recognizes Anishinabek control over education on reserve from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 in 23 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017243 Views

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B.C. sets sights on $15-an-hour minimum wage, reaffirms commitment to a fair wages commission

August 15, 2017 VICTORIA – The provincial government is making its first move toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage for British Columbia by announcing a 50-cent increase for September and renewing its commitment to a fair wages commission. In making the announcement today, Premier John Horgan said moving over time to a $15 minimum wage is […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201799 Views

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Helping Indigenous people find career success – Government of AB

August 15, 2017 More Indigenous people will find work in construction-related careers thanks to additional support for job-training and employment services. The Alberta government is investing $1.9 million more over two years through a federal-provincial grant to support Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centres at NorQuest College and Bow Valley College. The centres connect unemployed Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017133 Views

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Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Sign Historic Education Agreement

Province Working in Partnership with First Nations to Support Student Achievement August 16, 2017 9:30 A.M. Ministry of Education An historic education agreement will support the achievement and well-being of Anishinabek students through enhanced collaboration between the participating First Nations and the Government of Ontario. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, was in the Chippewas of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017223 Views

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Construction underway for new high school in Cape Dorset

IQALUIT, Nunavut (August 15, 2017) – Construction of Cape Dorset’s new high school is underway. 134 students and staff have been without a permanent facility since the devastating school fire that destroyed Peter Pitseolak High School on September 6, 2015. “I am relieved that this difficult chapter is coming to a close,” said Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017203 Views

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Renison University College offers first Indigenous language course at UWaterloo – Exchange Magazine

This fall, Renison University College is offering the University of Waterloo’s first Indigenous language course, Introduction to Kanien’kéha (Mohawk Language). Offered through Renison’s Culture and Language Studies department, in collaboration with the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC) at St. Paul’s University College, ARTS 190 is intended for University of Waterloo students in any Faculty or […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017117 Views

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Survivors’ Stories gathers youth from communities affected by genocide to share their stories

TORONTO, AUG 15, 2017 Diversity is Canada’s – and Ontario’s greatest strength. We have flourished as a society because of our welcoming spirit to people of all creeds, cultures, and backgrounds. At the same time, we recognize that many communities are still struggling with the impact of past atrocities. The Mosaic Institute is reaching out to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017131 Views

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Health-care profession camp for Indigenous students at Grenfell Campus

Aug. 14,2017 The Faculty of Medicine is hosting its second Healers of Tomorrow Gathering, a health career-focused camp offered to Indigenous students throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The camp is taking place Aug. 13-20 at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, in Corner Brook. Participants include high school students in grades 10-12 and students in first-year post-secondary studies. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017175 Views

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“We were always hungry”: Severe hunger at residential schools linked to current health issues of Indigenous peoples in Canada

August 14, 2017 The severe hunger and malnutrition that many Indigenous children suffered at Canadian residential schools has contributed to Indigenous peoples’ elevated risk of obesity and diabetes, according to University of Toronto public health and anthropology professors. “Hunger has always been central to survivors’ accounts of their residential school experiences and we strongly believe […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017352 Views

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Media Advisory: Education Milestone Achieved with Anishinabek First Nations

Chippewas of Rama First Nation – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will join Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief, Patrick (Wedaseh) Madahbee and the Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Ontario Minister of Education, at a special event to celebrate the signing of a historic education self-government agreement. Minister Bennett, Grand […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017146 Views

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SCDSB summer program engages students – The Sudbury Star

August 15, 2017 The Sudbury Catholic District School Board just completed another Summer Learning Program at St. Francis School. The camps provided SCDSB students from full day kindergarten to Grade 5 with a curriculum taught by a team of educators. Three different programs were offered to students. The programs included the summer literacy program, the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017136 Views

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MRU contingent to join thousands in annual Pride Parade

Again this year, a delegation of enthusiastic staff, faculty and students from MRU will take part in Calgary’s annual Pride Parade, beginning at noon on Sunday, Sept. 3. About 150 groups and tens of thousands of people are expected to take part. Mount Royal University President David Docherty says participating is an opportunity for the University to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017115 Views

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Canadore College pilots Indigenous youth internship program – CBC

Three week program provides in-class teaching from Elders, on-the job training at employer Aug 15, 2017 Canadore College in North Bay, Ont., has introduced a new three week internship program for Indigenous youth. The post secondary school is collaborating with the Nipissing First Nation economic development office and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017139 Views

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150 years of documentation – MUN

“When the Moravian missionaries arrived in Northern Labrador in the 1700s, they began to meticulously document the lives of the Inuit people,” said Dr. Mark Turner, adjunct professor, School of Music, and manager of audio-visual archives and media literacy for the Tradition and Transition Research Partnership. “They continued this laborious documentation over the next 150 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017115 Views

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Canadore College Introduces Indigenous Leadership and Land Internship

Aug 14, 2017 | Canadore College (NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Today, Canadore College launched an internship program for Indigenous youth in collaboration with the Nipissing First Nation Economic Development Office and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The program is intended for Indigenous secondary and postsecondary students aged 15-30, who would like to learn […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017224 Views

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Opinion: Clean water for First Nations must be a national priority – McGill

Anja Geitmann is dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University, Jan Adamowski is a professor and director of McGill’s Integrated Water Resources Management Program and Julien Malard is a PhD student in Bioresource Engineering at McGill. “Water is a crucial component of good health, not just physically, but for mental and emotional health as well. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017118 Views

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How Do We Ready Kids for the Next Generation of Fake News? – The Tyee

As the tactics gets slicker, BC students need media literacy skills quicker, say academics. Telling the difference between real and “fake” news can be tricky for even the savviest media critic. But it’s about to get much harder, thanks to new technologies that may be sophisticated enough in manipulating video and audio that you’d be […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2017173 Views

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MRU prof to help lead the first public voyage to Franklin Expedition wreckage site

Professor Lynn Moorman asked to be geographer on board Mount Royal geography professor Lynn Moorman has been asked to be an expert on board an expedition cruise along the storied Northwest Passage that will include a visit to the site of the sunken wreckage of a Franklin Expedition ship. Moorman will serve as the geoscientist on board, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017146 Views

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UArctic Congress 2018 science section call for proposals

August 10, 2017 The science section of the UArctic Congress will start in Oulu Sept 5 and conclude in Helsinki on Sept 7, 2018. The call for session proposals is now open, deadline Sept 30, 2017 (submission form). The UArctic Congress is an integral part of Finland’s Arctic Council chairmanship program, and open to the scientists, students, policy makers, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017105 Views

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Dentistry prof suggests Addison’s disease affected doomed Franklin Expedition – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 13, 2017  By Rob Drinkwater THE CANADIAN PRESS A professor of dentistry and his colleagues have published a theory that seeks to explain why Inuit who encountered members of the doomed Franklin Expedition in the 19th century noticed the men had hard, dry and black mouths. Russell Taichman at the University of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201783 Views

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How Canadians can act in the spirit of reconciliation – Ualberta.ca

UAlberta PhD student and postdoctoral fellow list 150 acts of reconciliation that could be incorporated as everyday practices. August 4, 2017 Feeling that Canada 150 festivities were taking away from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, and realizing her resistance towards the sesquicentennial was closing off potential opportunities for conversations around the plight […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017165 Views

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Thirty-three Indigenous Youth Graduate from the Black Bear Program

From National Defence August 11, 2017 — Oromocto, New Brunswick — National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Thirty-three Indigenous youth graduated today from the Black Bear program. Black Bear is a unique summer employment program that combines Indigenous culture and teachings with military training. The following candidates received awards during the parade: Top Candidate: Private […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017238 Views

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Bold Eagle grad ceremony blends Canadian Forces, Indigenous traditions – Edmonton Journal

August 11, 2017 CFB Wainwright — Military pomp and powwow mingled on the parade grounds in Wainwright as 100 young Indigenous people and their families celebrated the end of a unique basic training program. On Thursday, the 28th class of the Canadian Forces’ Bold Eagle program graduated at the 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017136 Views

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Keewaywin Awards Recognize Accomplishments, Leadership of NAN members

LAC SEUL FIRST NATION (August 9, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, congratulates recipients of the 2017 Keewaywin Awards for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to our Nation. “On behalf of the Chiefs and Councils of NAN I am honoured to congratulate this year’s award recipients […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2017151 Views

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Indigenous Yukoners cleaning up last remnants of residential school – CBC

The Choutla Indian Residential School operated in Carcross, Yukon, from 1911 to 1969 Aug 10, 2017 Members of the Carcross-Tagish First Nation are learning new job skills and cleaning up a site with many bad memories for the community. The Choutla Indian Residential School opened in 1911 on the shore of Nares Lake, at the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2017112 Views

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Meeting the world’s Indigenous peoples changed how I saw colonialism – and Canada – CBC

‘We can come together collectively, as Indigenous nations, and bring revolution to our own peoples.’ Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. For me, it’s a reminder that Indigenous systems — and kinship between global Indigenous peoples — are true resistance to the world’s colonial systems. I learned about the importance of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2017130 Views

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Translation Bureau invest in its future by Hiring Students

August 9, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec – Public Services and Procurement Canada Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is investing in youth and taking concrete steps to renew the Translation Bureau and reinforce its status as a centre of excellence in the delivery of high-quality translation and interpretation services. On behalf of the Honourable Jim […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2017140 Views

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Meet student leader Paige Restoule – Nipissing U

​Nipissing students consistently impress as leaders, in the classroom, on campus and in the community. Recently the university celebrated 25 student leaders at the annual Dave Marshall Leadership Awards. Over the coming months, NU News will introduce each student leader to the wider community with a short article discussing their accomplishments and activities. Today, we […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 201798 Views

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Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme: Fifth Call Pre-Announcement – U Arctic

August 09, 2017 The Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme will soon invite applications for the fifth call of its project grants. The call for applications will be open from 1st October 2017 to 28th February 2018. The call is open for all 4 Priority Axes. However, Terms of Reference have been formulated encouraging applicants to address specific actions, target […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 201795 Views

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