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Minister Vandal announces appointments to the Board of Directors of Polar Knowledge Canada 

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, announced the appointment of a new President & CEO of Polar Knowledge Canada, Ms. Jennifer C. Hubbard, and four appointments to the organization's Board of Directors, including Mr. Joe Kunuk as Chairperson as well as Dr. Karen Barnes, Ms. Kimberly Fairman, and Ms. Jacqueline Pepper-Journal as Board members.


Supporting Sea Ice Monitoring in Communities within Inuit Nunangat 

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | backgrounders

As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to working with communities to support sea ice monitoring that will improve travel safety on ice, an investment of $417,000.00, through the Climate Change Preparedness in the North Program, supports two projects that aim to address these challenges using leading-edge SmartICE technology.


Government of Canada Invests in Leading-Edge Technology to Improve On-Ice Transportation Safety and Data Collection of Sea Ice Conditions in Inuit Nunangat 

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs and the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced a total investment of $671,751 in SmartICE technology to improve travel safety on ice in communities within Inuit Nunangat and continue important work on gathering real-time data on ice conditions.


Government of Canada launches task force to examine Post-Secondary Education in the North

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Access to high-quality education is critical to not only individual success, but to local economies, and all of Canada. That is why the Government of Canada is working with Provincial, Territorial, Indigenous, and community partners in the North and Arctic to develop long-term opportunities that provide greater access to quality education, build healthier communities, and support a sustainable and dynamic economy.


Task Force on Northern Post-Secondary Education

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | backgrounders

As part of Arctic and Northern Policy Framework commitments, the Government of Canada and ANPF partners have established the Task Force on Northern Post-Secondary Education, dedicated to improving post-secondary education opportunities and outcomes in Canada's North.


Landmark new agreement lays out path for reconciliation with Lake Babine

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Lake Babine Nation, Canada and the Province of British Columbia have signed a landmark new reconciliation agreement that sets the foundation for a 20-year journey to implement and recognize Lake Babine Nation rights and title, leading to greater prosperity, partnership, and economic development that benefits everyone in the region for generations to come.


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