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A setup in OBS with three layers.
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Using Open Broadcaster Software to Deliver Better Lessons

April 5, 2021

Virtual teaching comes with many challenges. As is clear to anyone who has watched teachers and young kids try to adapt to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not easy to hold the attention of a group through the small window of a flat screen.

10 Minutes
Making Videos for Kids Help Phone
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Making Videos for Kids Help Phone

December 31, 2020

In 2017, Kids Help Phone (KHP), a free resource that provides mental health support and counselling via telephone or the Internet, noticed that Indigenous youth were using the service in relatively small numbers.

10 Minutes
A woman standing to the left with a blue skirt on and a prosthetic arm, and 3 men standing to the right
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Handprints

December 31, 2020

While fast, reliable access to prosthetic devices can be difficult to obtain in communities outside urban centres, the process becomes much easier when you have a 3D printer close at hand.

11 Minutes
A classroom of students looking towards a whiteboard where staff member Mac Pavia is teaching.
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A Place that Makes You Want to Learn

December 31, 2020

Mac Pavia began working with Pinnguaq as a student intern at the Makerspace in Iqaluit, Nunavut, running after-school programmes for youth and coordinating summer camps.

6 Minutes
The Lucid Project: Medicinal Listening
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The Lucid Project: Medicinal Listening

December 31, 2020

Aaron Labbe was in his second year of studies at SUNY Fredonia’s School of Music when he suffered a mental breakdown so bad it caused a heart arrhythmia. He was rushed to hospital, where he spent three days in intensive care and nearly a week in the cardiac unit.

15 Minutes
Siku app on laptop screen
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SIKU: The Indigenous Social Media App

April 5, 2020

Siku is the Inuktitut word for “sea ice.” It’s also the name of a new app: an Inuit-led social media project designed to help users navigate and share knowledge about a northern landscape in flux.

4 Minutes