Major Inuit health survey drops anchor in Nunavut
The largest Inuit health survey ever conducted in Canada has begun in southern Hudson Bay, with doctors and other medical staff travelling across Nunavut aboard an Arctic icebreaker to test and interview Inuit about their well-being. The Nunavut Inuit Health Survey, also known as "Qanuippitali?" which translates to "How about us? How are we?" is led by McGill's Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment, headed by Prof. Grace Egeland. The $8-million project is part of International Polar Year research, with researchers from universities in Quebec, British Columbia and Manitoba.