MEd Class 2006-2009

Photo credit: Steve Simon

Until May 2007, no Inuit educators in Nunavut held graduate degrees in education. Since the July 2009 graduation, 23 Inuit educational leaders hold M.Ed. degrees. Currently a second iteration of the M.Ed. is underway.

Offered by the University of Prince Edward Island in partnership with Nunavut’s Department of Education, St. Francis Xavier University, and Nunavut Arctic College, the Nunavut Master of Education in Leadership and Learning is the first graduate program to be offered in Nunavut.

The M.Ed. program consists of ten courses, taken over the span of 3 years. Courses are offered as a combination of intensive face-to-face components (on campus at UPEI, in Iqaluit at the Inuit Arctic College, or in Rankin Inlet) and online distance education courses. Most courses have built-in on online supports. In addition to these courses, an individual research project is completed in the candidates’ communities.

Student Research
Individual research projects varied widely in topic, and reflected the students’ interests.

A research symposium was held on June 30, 2009 at Aqsarniit School. During the symposium, students discussed their individual research projects.

Click on any student name for a summary of their research.

For more detailed information on individual courses, student research, the program, and reports about the program see the Additional Information page.