3ci Research Associate and PhD Candidate in the School of Public Policy and Administration, Sheena Kennedy Dalseg has been working as part of a team of university researchers, engaged Nunavut citizens, and representatives from the Government of Nunavut as well as Inuit organizations across Inuit Nunangat to support and facilitate efforts to develop a university in Canada’s Arctic.

This past March 18-19, the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and a group of ArcticNet researchers from Carleton University (Sheena and PhD Candidate, Canadian Studies, Kelly Black) Laval University (Thierry Rodon), and the University of Saskatchewan (Karla Jessen Williamson) came together to plan and co-host a workshop, which brought together key stakeholders to discuss and develop a roadmap for the creation of a university in Inuit Nunangat. Sheena co-authored a report based on this workshop, which is available to the public and can be accessed here.

On June 3, the Government of Nunavut announced it will finance a feasibility study for a university in Nunavut.

Read more about the report and other details about this project here.

For more background on the process, check out Sheena’s blog post ‘Working Together to Develop a University in Inuit Nunangat.’