Northern Geoscience Training Program
The Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office and Dalhousie University established a Northern Geoscience Training Program that ran from 2013-2016. The objective of this program was to provide intensive hands-on training for Northerners that could help lead them to exciting geoscience careers in the public or private sectors. The program was comprised of two components: 1) a spring geological field school with Dalhousie University and its 3rd year geology students, and 2) summer work experience with the CNGO and/or NRCan on field programs in Nunavut. This program began in 2013 and was offered again in 2014 and 2015. During those three years, 10 Inuit participants from Nunavut, and 1 participant from Yukon, received training opportunities with geologists.
For more background on this northern geoscience training program please read CNGO Summary of Activities 2013 article Geoscience field training for Nunavut students: a collaboration between the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office and Dalhousie University.
A short video of the Dalhousie University field school component of the training program has been produced and can be watched below.