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A collage of artwork created by Pinnguaq staff.

Celebrating World Art Day

April 15, 2021

Today at Pinnguaq, we’re celebrating World Art Day. It’s a day to promote the creation, diffusion and enjoyment of art. Art plays an important role in knowledge sharing and in the promotion of cultural diversity, and is a fundamental component of STEAM, along with science, technology, engineering and math.

10 Minutes
A setup in OBS with three layers.
root & stemp

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
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
a co-design for artists poster.

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
Making Videos for Kids Help Phone
root & stemp

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
root & stemp

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.
root & stemp

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
root & stemp

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.