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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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Rangers training in Arctic survival at the Crystal City site. PHOTOS COURTESY LOUIE PALU/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Cold Front

A photo exhibit illustrates the militarization of the North and its unknown target.

July 2019 Elaine Anselmi

Prospective Education

In the classroom and out on the land, hobbyist prospectors learn how to stake their claim.

July 2019 Jimmy Thomson
Nunami Sukuijainiq: A Youth Arctic Ecology Land Camp Program, 2018 Arctic Inspiration Prize Laureate. Photo: Alistair Maitland/Arctic Inspiration Prize (via Facebook)

Nominations Open For Arctic Inspiration Prize

Up to $3 million in prize money is up for grabs for Northern organizations and teams with big ideas...

July 2019 Jacob Boon
The iconic KFC sign comes down in 2015 after 47 years in business. PHOTO BY PAT KANE


Researchers study the public reaction when Yellowknife’s favourite fried chicken flew the coop.

July 2019 Jacob Boon
Amber Giles, Nastania Mullin, Meegwun Giles and Mason Mullin champion the Nunavut flag. PHOTOS BY BETH BROWN

Happy Nunavut Day!

Check out these photos from the celebration in Iqaluit.

July 2019 Beth Brown

“Nothing About Us Will Be Without Us”

Indigenous scholar Norma Kassi on a new era of research in the North.

July 2019 Beth Brown

Return Flight: All That Changes And Stays The Same in 20 Years

When you come back to the North after decades abroad, one thing you don't miss? Scorpions in...

June 2019 Robert Grant
Students at Attagoyuk Ilisavik in Pangnirtung cheer on the Raptors. VIA STEPHEN PARMITER

#WeTheNorth Comes North

Raptors fans across the territories are rooting on Canada's team in the NBA finals.

June 2019 Jacob Boon

Missed Connections

The North’s connections aren’t fail-safe. What happens when those links are lost?

June 2019 Jessica Davey-Quantick

Life, death, and trapping

Kids from the Kluane Lake School head out on the ice to learn some big lessons.

June 2019 Lori Fox