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Degrees of Success: Scholarship opportunities abound

Expenses related to post-secondary education can be substantial: tuition, room and board, textbooks, among them. Scholarships and grants can make the difference for promising students who desire a college or university education. Below is...

Does Nunavut’s quality of education get a passing grade?

The number of high school graduates in Nunavut has gradually been rising, but is the quality of their education adequate? MLA John Main has been trying to get an answer to this question, but he...

Degrees of Success: Rosa Mantla promotes language and culture on the land and in...

Rosa Mantla attended residential school in Fort Smith in the late 1950s and early '60s but she never completed high school, choosing instead of spend her days on the land with her parents in...

Degrees of Success: Child welfare specialist hones her craft in B.C.

Christa Kunuk had a career-altering moment while in her early years as a counsellor at Nakasuk School in Iqaluit. A restless and troubled young boy approached her and said, “If I grow up, I'm going...

Degrees of Success: School board trustee John Stephenson finds fulfillment as a volunteer

Much of John Stephenson’s life has revolved around children and youth – whether it’s been raising his own or advocating for the education of others. “That's the best thing I ever did in my life...

Some Nunavut students scramble home from the south, go into self-isolation

As COVID-19 created growing alarm across the country over the past week, Nunavut students studying in the south were faced with the choice of hunkering down or rushing home. Alassua Hanson, who's enrolled in the...

Degrees of Success: Gauging fallout almost three years after classroom hours cut

Retired teacher Deborah Stipdonk sees youngsters going unsupervised, parents left in a bind and she's skeptical that academics outcomes are improving as a result of losing 10 days a year of classroom time. NWT Teachers'...

Degrees of Success: Inuit superintendents guide school operations in all three regions

The term “capacity building” has often been repeated over the years, but the Nunavut Department of Education has proof that it's actually happening. Inuit superintendents are now overseeing Nunavut's school operations in all three regions....

Degrees of Success: Balance is key for Inuvik’s Tamara Voudrach – student, working professional...

Spare time is a rare luxury for Tamara Voudrach. When she's not working part-time as the executive producer for television at the Inuvialuit Communications Society (ICS) – where she was hired in April 2016 –...

COVID-19: Should Nunavut’s schools be closed?

If any of Nunavut's schools is going to close to due concerns over coronavirus COVID-19, it's going to be by direction of the territory's chief medical officer, Education Minister David Joanasie said in the...

EDITORIAL: Knowledge is the toolbox for everything you do

This week, I had the opportunity to speak with Education Minister RJ Simpson about graduation levels and ways to improve the graduation rate for Indigenous students, as highlighted as a major failure of the...

Five-year education review reveals strengths, challenges

The GNWT has released its five-year evaluation report of the Education Renewal and Innovation initiative for junior kindergarten to Grade 12 education in the territory. Jennifer Young, director of planning, research and evaluation with the...

Community minded student vies for $100K scholarship

There's nothing like a potentially life-changing trip south in January to beat the winter blahs and focus the mind. But rather than going to Mexico for an adventure, Adithi Balaji is flying to Toronto for...

New children’s book teaches the basics of Gwich’in

Vành gòonlìh. Drin gwichìl'ee gòo'àii. Sriinii'àii. Drin gwiheezàa gòonlìh. Translating to "It's morning. It's a beautiful day. The sun is shining. It's going to be a good day," the opening lines of the new children's book Drin...

Steve Elms, elementary teacher, to be remembered Saturday

Yellowknife Education District 1 has been in mourning since late last week after the sudden loss of one of its beloved elementary school teachers. Steve Elms, a Grade 4 teacher with NJ Macpherson School, died...

‘Mining matters’ workshop taught North Slave teachers about rocks and minerals

No one should know better than a Yellowknifer that understanding the rocks and minerals we derive our livelihoods from requires a deep understanding of chemistry, geology and the history of Earth’s early formation. That’s...

Former Yellowknife councillor, school trustee Blake Lyons dies

Blake Lyons, a longtime leader of the Northwest Territories Teachers Association, city councillor and school board trustee has died, NNSL Media has learned. Lyons, 78, died last Saturday afternoon in "extremely peaceful setting" with his...

NWT Indigenous girls participate in science camp

Six Indigenous girls from across the Northwest Territories found out last week that science and math aren’t as dry and boring as they may have thought.  De Beers Canada sponsored 10 seats for Indigenous girls...

Graham Arts named new principal at J.H. Sissons

In a July 5 news release, Yellowknife Educational District No. 1 is announcing that Graham Arts will be the new principal at J.H Sissons School this coming school year. Arts has worked in the education...

EDITORIAL: A national holiday for all

National Indigenous Peoples Day is upon us once again and there is much to reflect on from the past year on what the contributions of Indigenous peoples mean to the North. News/North has consciously made...
Yellowknife Education District No. 1 office, May 2014 NNSL photo

Education briefs: Yk1

Mildred Hall School expanding parking lot This summer, Mildred Hall School will be getting a much needed improvement to the parking and drop-off zones outside of the school. Tram Do, director of corporate services for Yellowknife...

Eight teachers welcomed into the NWT Education Hall of Fame

  On June 5, Education Minister Caroline Cochrane welcomed eight individuals into the NWT Education Hall of Fame. The educators – hailing from Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson and Hay River – were recognized for their...

Scholarships

Tuition costs can be a major barrier to higher learning for some NWT and Nunavut residents, so scholarships and grants are a tremendous reward. There are many avenues for Northern applicants. Below is a list...

NWT Grad Class’s, 2018

If you dont see the 2018 Grad class you are looking for in this post check out our  NWT Graduation Supplement, 2018 or Nunavut Graduation Supplement, 2018 Yellowknife Hay River   Inuvik

NWT Grad Class’s, 2017

If you dont see the 2018 Grad class you are looking for in this post check out our  NWT Graduation Supplement, 2017 or Nunavut Graduation Supplement, 2017 Yellowknife Fort Simpson Hay River Inuvik