Reciprocal Inuit/graduate student research training in the Canadian Arctic

This workshop series aims to improve research capacity in Arctic communities by encouraging Indigenous-Western research awareness and facilitating cross-cultural dialogue.

The workshops are a collaboration between the University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Health Sciences Education and Research Commons, Library Services and the Arviat Wellness Centre in Nunavut. The workshops also have the participation of the Law Society of Nunavut.

They will be held in Arviat and Iqaluit, Nunavut, and linked to the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The workshops will involve University of Alberta graduate students, undergraduate students, Arctic-based Inuit research assistants, Nunavut high school students and students at the Arctic College.

The first workshop series will be held in Arviat in April 2017, and the second will be held in Iqaluit in May 2017. Among the goals of the workshops is to train research assistants to participate in a large, two-year interdisciplinary health-and-law research project relating to rehabilitation for justice-involved young Inuit men in Canada’s Arctic. The research project is funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

This cross-cultural research training workshop series and related film are supported by a University of Alberta Indigenous Community Engagement, Research and Learning Grant sponsored by FGSR and the Provost.

Iqaluit Training - Manual Cover

Ferrazzi, P., Jalovcic, D.  & Tagalik, S. (2017). Reciprocal Inuit/Graduate Student Research Training in the Canadian Arctic. Iqaluit Workshop Series. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta.

University of Alberta

Research Team:

Priscilla Ferrazzi, Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science (PhD), Master of Laws (LLM), Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Djenana Jalovcic, Doctor of Education Candidate (EdD candidate), Athabasca University, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Science (MSc), Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Shirley Tagalik,  Master of Education (M.Ed.), combined Bachelor of Arts (Sociology/Anthropology) and Bachelor of Education

Sharla King, Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science (PhD), Master of Science (MSc) and Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE)

Karin Werther, Masters of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BScOT(c)).

Liz Dennett, Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Bachelor of Science (BSC), Earth and Ocean Sciences

Rehabilitation Medicine Technology Group:

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Technology Group is supporting video-conferencing and live-streaming between the University of Alberta and Arctic research training sites.

Lester Lim
Jack Lu
Nicholas Brewer
Daniel Moore
Al Fleming

University of Alberta

Film Team:

Priscilla Ferrazzi
Jamie Bell
Ethan Tassiuk
Daniel Koovanatuk
Peter Christie 
Brock Ostrom