Home-grown doctor in the making

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Life is hectic for recent high-school graduate Anchaleena Mandal. She’s off to study science, then medicine, in the south. Mandal “respectfully declined” a $50,000 scholarship at Western University in London, Ont. when she learned she was one of 10 students accepted to Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School program. She wants to get this...
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Michele LeTourneau
Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.