HALIFAX, NS: The 2nd Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize has been awarded to three Canadian teams whose projects will translate knowledge to action to benefit the Canadian Arctic and its residents.
The Arctic Inspiration Prize recognizes and promotes the contributions made by multi-disciplinary teams in the gathering of Arctic knowledge and their concrete plans to implement this knowledge into real world applications for the benefit of the Canadian Arctic
The projects selected to share the $1 million award include: Ikaarvik: From Barriers to Bridges, the National Strategy on Inuit Education - National Parent Mobilization Initiative, and SakKijânginnatuk Nunalik: Healthy homes in thriving Nunatsiavut communities.
The Ikaarvik: From Barriers to Bridges project was awarded $325,000; The National Strategy on Inuit Education - National Parent Mobilization Initiative received $325,000; and the SakKijânginnatuk Nunalik: Healthy homes in thriving Nunatsiavut communities team, received $350,000.
The prize is made possible through an endowment from the S. and A. Inspiration Foundation, the commitment of the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence to voluntarily manage the Prize, as well as the contribution of numerous volunteers and partners
ArcticNet is a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada that brings together scientists and managers in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies and the private sector to study the impacts of climate change and modernization in the Canadian Arctic.
More than 140 ArcticNet researchers and 1000 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, technicians and other specialists from 30 Canadian universities and several federal and provincial departments and agencies collaborate on 38 research projects with more than 150 partner organizations from 14 countries.