Iqaluit

Iqaluit, formerly known as Frobisher Bay, is the business and government centre for the Baffin region and the capital of the territory of Nunavut. Located on the southern portion of Baffin Island on Koojesse Inlet and home to over 7.060 people, Iqaluit is the largest community in Nunavut and the gateway to the Arctic from Eastern Canada.

Iqaluit has experienced remarkable growth since the creation of Nunavut. Residents have witnessed a surge of new building construction such as the new legislative building and office buildings, as well as new residences to house the growing population. Many new companies and government offices have opened their doors to meet the demands of expansion. For more information about Iqaluit and its attractions, please visit the City of Iqaluit website at: http://www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca/.

Latest Projects

Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre hosted a 3-day youth photovoice research training workshop from September 26-28, 2014.

Climate Change Introduction was produced by The Aqqiumavvik Society in Arviat to address climate change impacts in Arviat. 

This project is investigating how Inuit women in Iqaluit are experiencing climate change within the context of greater socio-economic change. 

To see the most recent summary please visit http://climatechangenunavut.ca/en/node/3869

The ‘Our Changing Land, Our Changing People:  Building Nunavut’s Climate Resilience’ workshop was hosted to address how Nunavut can become more resilient in light of climate change. The workshop took place in Iqaluit between January 31 and February 2, 2017

This course informs government staff of climate change impacts and how to incorporate climate change into deision-making across all government sectors.

Water sources and change for the Apex River, Iqaluit: We started this research project studying the Apex River in 2013 to determine how the river has changed during the past 40 years and how it is sensitive to future change.

Metal loading and retention in Arctic tundra lakes during spring runoff

Recent research uncovered the highest rates of self-reported enteric illness (i.e., diarrhea and vomiting) reported in the world to be in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and Rigolet, Nunatsiavut.

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