Our Program Goals
INSPIRE – new directions, hopes, dreams, and a passion for life.
BUILD CAPACITY – by developing and strengthening the skills, knowledge, perspectives, and self-confidence needed to make positive contributions to families, communities, and regional decision-making processes.
CONNECT – to Inuit culture, skills, and values; to neighboring Inuit youth; to inspiring leaders and role models; to broad perspectives and worldviews.
EXPAND MINDS – by participating in a locally relevant and interdisciplinary education program fostering an appreciation for life-long learning.
Our Program Objectives
The kANGIDLUASUk Student Program is dedicated to providing positive, meaningful, and transformative opportunities for Nunatsiavut and Nunavik youth to:
- Live, learn, and work in community with Arctic researchers, Inuit leaders, and elders to acquire hands-on work experience, build scientific capacity, and gain exposure to the relationships and connections between Inuit ways of knowing, science, and research.
- Experience traditional Inuit skills, values, knowledge, and customs while exploring the Torngat Mountains as a shared Inuit homeland and connect their past through the stories and experience of Inuit leaders and elders.
- Gain an awareness of, and engage in, experiences connected to the management of protected areas, heritage resource conservation, and northern tourism development.
- Develop a variety of leadership and employability skills, and increase their understanding and awareness of the education and acquisition of skills required for future employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the region.