Congratulations to our Nunavik regional Science Fair winners!

2014 | 02 | 26
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Salluit, Nunavik, Qc (February 26, 2014) – The Kativik School Board is proud to announce the names of the Nunavik regional Science Fair winners:

  • First prize: Jeannie Puxley (Salluit, Secondary 5), with a project that designed and developed a home made light therapy system.
  • Second prize: Sarah Khan (Inukjuak, Secondary 1), with a project exploring traditional Inuit medicine.
  • Third prize: Ken Cameron and Adamie Kiatainak (Salluit, Secondary 1), with a project on the fabrication of batteries, using common household products.

A special mention was also awarded to the project presented by Pasa Mangiok (Grade 5) and Betsy Qavavauk (Grade 6), from Ivujivik. Their project studied ducks from the perspective of water permeability and impermeability.

The names of the winners were announced at today’s closing ceremony, in Salluit.

As they received their prizes, the proud students were also invited to represent the region at the upcoming Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair (Wendake, March 25-26, 2014).

We wish them the best of luck in Wendake!

Coordinated by the Kativik School Board, the Nunavik regional Science Fair enjoyed the support of the Kativik Regional Government, of the Salluit municipality and of the New Paths for Education program (Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada).

 About us:

The Kativik School Board (KSB) was created in 1975, under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Since 1978, it has been the exclusive provider of education services offered to Nunavik’s population. The education programs developed by KSB are offered in the schools of the 14 communities of Nunavik. Inuktitut is the first language and English and French are second languages. For more information about us, please visit our Web site at:

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For more information, feel free to contact the following people:

Jade Duchesneau-Bernier
Public Relations Officer
Kativik School Board