Starting this summer, selected teachers enrolled in the Kativik school board’s teacher certification program will also have the opportunity to participate in Teacher Training on Ice. Through collaboration between Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, McGill University and Students on Ice, teachers will be offered a 6-credit science course during the annual Arctic expedition with Students on Ice (July 23-August 7).
This year’s participants are: Sean Kudluk (Kangirsuk), Elizabeth Nassak (Quaqtaq), Tuami Pirti (Akulivik), Eva Niviaxie (Inukjuak), Eva Sandra Kasudluak (Inukjuak), Syra Qinuajuak (Inukjuak). The students are enrolled in the Certificate in Teacher Education, First Nations and Inuit, offered by our Office of First Nations and Inuit Education (OFNIE).
Students on Ice (SOI) was established in 2000 with the mandate to educate the world’s youth about the importance of the Polar Regions, to support their continued growth and to inspire initiatives that contribute to global sustainability. The SOI Foundation is internationally recognized as a pioneer and leader in Polar Education. Since inception SOI has taken over 2500 students and staff on its Award-winning educational expeditions to the Polar Regions.