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Rankin Inlet te(a)ch – The best one yet.

The hardest part of any te(a)ch session is when it is ending. The last day it hits everyone, kids and instructors alike that it’s ending and come tomorrow we won’t be getting together for the entire day to create. Rankin Inlet was one of the toughest ones yet. The session we held turned quickly into one of our best ever…. Read More

Uqalimaarluk: Read To Me – Released on iOS!

Pinnguaq and the Nunavut Literacy Council are proud to announce the release  of ”Uqalimaarluk” on the iOS App Store for iPad.  Close to 2 years ago the Nunavut Literacy Council approached us about developing an App that would promote literacy in the Inuktut language and allows people of any age to read or have read to them books in Inuktut…. Read More

Climate Change Monitoring

We are spending this week in Iqaluit, Nunavut working closely with our partners in Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre (QHRC) with a focus on one thing: The data of climate change. There are a significant number of climate change monitoring projects on going right now across the territory tracking sea ice change, the effects on permafrost and trying to determine just… Read More

Introducing New Staff

2017 was a year of hiring and over the next month or so as we roll out brand and web changes we will introduce you to everyone.  But for now, let’s meet some of the newest staff.   Ian MacLean (Ontario) Ian MacLean is a veteran of the games industry with over 10 years working on various mobile, pen and… Read More

2017 Report

2017 was a year of growth for The Pinnguaq Association.  Much like we did last year, we wanted to share the current status of our employment base, introduce some new staff and project what we are looking forward to in 2018. This time last year we had 10 staff employed between both Pinnguaq Association and Pinnguaq Technology.  7 staff were… Read More

Hiring in Nunavut: We Need Your Help (All Of You)

Over the next six months, Pinnguaq plans to hire between 3-6 positions in Nunavut.  This will add to the staff we have in Pangnirtung and will be our first staff we have in Iqaluit. Our first position is posted already, and it was the process of putting that together that got me thinking we should share that process publically.    We… Read More

Future History : Shifting the Colonial Paradigm

In early 2017, Pinnguaq received the opportunity to work with Red Cloud Studios producer, director and actor Jennifer Podemski on her upcoming television documentary entitled Future History, to be aired on APTN in 2018. Pinnguaq was employed to create the Digital Media portion of the production, which means that we are responsible for the Website and Social Media portions of… Read More

Release: Health NU

Release: Health NU Exciting news! An App we’ve been developing, Health NU, was launched on the App Store and Google Play on September 19, 2017! Through our te(a)ch program we have worked in partnership with Qaujigiartiit Health Research Network to combine technology and the role it can play with health care. This project allowed us to take that relationship one… Read More

te(a)ch- September 2017 Report

It’s been a fantastic 2017 so far for the te(a)ch program, but it’s only a preview of what is to come.   As we ramp up the program with some major announcements coming in Q4 of 2017, I wanted to take a moment and highlight where te(a)ch is, what we’ve accomplished and provide a quick preview as to where we are… Read More

Pinnguaq and Sesqui

After over a year of work, Pinnguaq, in collaboration with Sesqui, a Canada 150 Signature project, has finally released Meridian, a collection of six VR experiences on iPhone, Android, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear VR. Pinnguaq would like to acknowledge the ethical dilemma of supporting Canada 150 projects since Canada 150 represents a hundred and fifty years of colonialism and… Read More