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Iqaluit

Storytelling workshop offered free to young people in Iqaluit

February 11, 2021

How can we make our stories more meaningful? How can we use multimedia to share our experiences? How can we connect with others in an impactful manner? A new, no-cost storytelling workshop may be just what you need to enhance your storytelling and strengthen those connections.

4 Minutes
Root & Stem Issue 2

Root & STEM Issue 2 Explores Technology and Health

January 18, 2021

Pinnguaq Association has published Root & STEM, Issue 2, the second issue in a new publishing initiative promoting equity and accessibility in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEAM) education and innovation. This new STEAM resource and complimentary lesson plans, prioritizing diverse voices, are available for K-12 educators across the country.

3 Minutes
co-design for artists

Call for Artists for Co-Design

January 11, 2021

The Pinnguaq Association and Nordicity are seeking to work with Nunavut-based Inuit artists to co-design digital platforms to promote Inuit Art.

4 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
A Place that Makes You Want to Learn
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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
Handprints
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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
Making Videos for Kids Help Phone
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Making Videos for Kids Help Phone

November 4, 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
Cheers to a Year at The Lindsay Makerspace!

Cheers to a Year at The Lindsay Makerspace!

October 7, 2020

It has been such a journey this past year! We started with an empty white walled room and transformed it into a space jam packed with excited community members who are exploring, making, creating, thinking, playing, sharing, learning, unlearning, hacking, discussing, and so much more. It’s hard to believe that a year ago, on October … Continued

The Iqaluit Makerspace at September 2020

The Iqaluit Makerspace at September 2020

September 17, 2020

In March 2020 we, like the rest of the world, had to pause, pivot and innovate on the way we serve communities in light of the Covid-19 epidemic.  Our focus remained on developing S.T.E.A.M educational resources for rural and remote communities across Canada. Between April and June 2020 we saw over 8000 learners and educators … Continued

10 Minutes
Pinnguaq and DS4Y

Pinnguaq and DS4Y

July 30, 2020

In this post we talk about all the amazing things we have done as recipients of the DS4Y program from 2018 to 2020. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement coming soon!

10 Minutes
Top 3 Engaging Makerspace Activities

Top 3 Engaging Makerspace Activities

July 23, 2020

Lindsay Makerspace teacher Becky writes about her favourite activities she had taught students! Read about the fun experiences had, and how these activities impacted the Lindsay Makerspace.

15 Minutes
Building 21st Century Competencies in Young Minds

Building 21st Century Competencies in Young Minds

June 19, 2020

In the 21st century our education system and the economic world around us is constantly changing. Children are being encouraged to explore technology at a much younger age than ever before. Why is this important?

10 Minutes
Introducing Nanili

Introducing Nanili

April 26, 2020

Pinnguaq is introducing a game called Nanili! This game was created to show players how to code in an engaging and easy-to-use programme.

15 Minutes
SmartKamutik (front) and SmartBuoy on komatik just behind.
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SmartICE: Tracking Ice Safety in a Changing Climate

April 5, 2020

In 2010, Labrador endured what became known as the “Year of No Winter,” making travel over ice extra dangerous. Learn how a team of scientists and Inuit collaborated on a project to monitor ice safety in a changing climate.