News

June, 20 2019

Annika Trimble, from the Aurora Research Institute in Inuvik, has been awarded the "Making a Difference" award by the Canadian Association of Science Centres.  On May 10, 2019, the Canadian Association of Science Centres wrapped up the 17th Annual Conference in Sudbury, Ontario with the CASCADE Awards.  

June, 20 2019

Dr. Pertice Moffitt, Manager/Instructor, Health Research Programs at North Slave Research Centre (Yellowknife) had a rewarding week with two new publications in press. The first, a collaborative article published in the International Journal of Circumpolar Health qualitatively measures how culturally safe Sami patients feel in their encounters with healthcare. The second, Grandmothers’ breastfeeding stories to mothers: a knowledge translation gift appears on the Atlas of Science website and provides an overview of her and Sheila Cruz's research on integrating Traditional Knowledge in breastfeeding.

June, 20 2019

Allison Forbes, a third-year Bachelor of Nursing student at Aurora College, was awarded the inaugural Edets’seèhdzà Studentship. Funded by Hotıì ts’eeda and administered through Aurora College, the studentship is intended to provide Aurora College Nursing students with a unique experiential learning opportunity by participating in research projects that will broaden their perspective on Indigenous and northern health and research. Allison will be supervised by ARI's Dr. Pertice Moffitt. We look forward to learning more about Allison's journey in the coming months and will provide updates.

June, 20 2019

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced $5.3 million dollars in funding in EDI Institutional Capacity-Building Grants. Aurora College was one of 15 post-secondary institutions to receive funding. The grants support the development and implementation of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) practices in post-secondary institutions. The announcement coincided with Minister Duncan's announcement of the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada program which aims to address systemic barriers, particularly those experienced by members of underrepresented or disadvantaged groups, including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority/racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities.

For more information on the announcement, please see the official News Release from NSERC.

 

June, 20 2019

The Inuvik Robotic's Club submitted an application to the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) 'Bring Space to Your School' contest. Students at East Three Elementary and East Three Secondary School will get the opportunity to speak with Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques while he is on the International Space Station. They will also meet Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, who will be in Inuvik facilitating the event and giving a presentation on the training and work of an astronaut. The event will be live streamed on the CSA's YouTube page.

 

June, 20 2019

Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced over $9 million in funding for PromoScience grants. These grants support hands-on learning experiences to inspire the next generation of Canadian scientists and researchers. Aurora Research Institute, the research division of Aurora College, was one of 96 successful applicants. With this funding, Annika Trimble, the Outreach Coordinator at the Western Arctic Research Centre (WARC), and Hilary Turko, the Outreach Coordinator at the South Slave Research Centre, will be able to offer engaging and interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programming to improve science literacy in the NWT and build on the relationship between traditional and scientific knowledge. ARI is very proud of the work Annika and Hilary do. Congratulations!

June, 20 2019

The 17th International Congress on Circumpolar Health (ICCH17) met in Copenhagen, Denmark in August 2018. The publication, Ingemann, C., Kvernmo, S., Møller, H., Moffitt, P. M., Tagalik, S., Kuhn, R. L., ... & Larsen, C. V. (2019). Symposium on “parental education” at the ICCH17. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 78(1), 1604062 provides an overview of research programs presented and discussed at ICCH17 on parental education and maternal health services. Dr. Moffitt and her colleagues conducted a study on integrating traditional knowledge from mother and grandmothers on breastfeeding. 

Check out Dr. Moffitt's research in the link above or learn more about her research on her home page.

June, 20 2019

The Compendium of Research in the NWT  is an annual publication that offers summaries of research licences/permits that were issued in the Northwest Territories. The information contained in this book is a product of collaboration between the Aurora Research Institute, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The Compendium series began in 1984.

June, 20 2019

The 2019 conference and general meeting of the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB-ACCER) is being held in Winnipeg this year. ARI's Jessica Dutton, Manager of Research Ethics and Regional Programs is attending and presenting "An urban and a northern REB perspective on applying Chapter 9 of the TCPS2" with Kenna Miskelly. 

 

June, 20 2019

Dr. Pertice Moffitt, the Manager of Health Research at Aurora Research Institute's North Slave Research Centre, was interviewed on Cabin Radio. You can read a transcript of her interview here to learn more about her collaboration on a CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) funded project on maternal health.

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