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Custom Degrees on Your Own Time and Schedule

An innovative program lets students stay in their community while earning a Bachelor’s degree

For a student working full-time in northern Canada, miles away from any major city, earning a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is no mean feat – especially one that’s tailored to the field they’re working in. And yet that’s exactly the kind of opportunity that students have found at Royal Roads University (RRU) in Victoria

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COURTESY SHAWN BUCKLEY

Frozen Fish

The weather outside is frightful, but the fishing is still delightful—if you know how to do it...

January 2020 Jessica Davey-Quantick
hannah eden/up here

Holding Court

It’s good to be king. But Yellowknife’s snowking isn’t an absolute monarch. Over the past 25 years...

January 2020 Jessica Davey-Quantick
CARMELLA KLENGENBERG WEARS HER GRANDMOTHER’S DRUM-DANCING PARKA, MADE FROM STROUD, WITH WOLVERINE TRIM AND A WOLF SUNBURST PATTERN LINING THE HOOD. THE RED DYE ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE FRINGES WAS BELIEVED TO BRING GOOD LUCK AND IS A DETAIL STILL SEEN ON PARKAS TODAY. PHOTO BY RITA LEISTNER

The Art and Science of Staying Warm

People around the world are starting to clue in to what Northerners have always known: if you want...

December 2019 Jessica Davey-Quantick
UP HERE/JESSICA DAVEY-QUANTICK

Radio Rankin

When the weather outside is frightful, the radio station becomes a community hub.

December 2019 Jessica Davey-Quantick
Courtesy Kayley Inuksuk Mackay

A Cut Above

Yellowknife’s Kenneth Ingniqjuk Mackay crafts saw blades into strong, sharp, and stylish uluit.

December 2019 Jacob Boon
Dana Tizya-Tramm, pictured in Whitehorse. CATHIE ARCHBOULD

Bringing Old Crow To The World

The youngest Vuntut Gwitchin chief in recent history only moved back to his home community six...

December 2019 Eva Holland
BETH COVVEY

A Stitch In Time

When hobbies go rogue.

November 2019 Jessica Davey-Quantick
Chef and former opera personality Michael Lockley is leading a new meal program at the city's men's shelter.  UP HERE/BETH BROWN

The Singing Chef

Food security takes centre stage in the kitchen of Michael Lockley, an international opera singer...

November 2019 Beth Brown
Searching for spirits. PHOTO VIA JESSICA DAVEY-QUANTICK/UP HERE

The Ghosts Of Rankin Inlet

Who you gonna call when the ghosts are coming from inside the fire hall?

October 2019 Jessica Davey-Quantick
Some of our staffers were out to lunch.

The People Who Helped Make It All Happen 

The content producers and office workers from the past 35 years.

October 2019 Marion LaVigne, Ronne Heming