Nunavik’s regional Science Fair to start tomorrow
Salluit, Nunavik, Qc (February 24, 2014) – Nunavik’s regional Science Fair will take place on February 25 and 26, 2014, at Ikusik School in Salluit.
“We are proud to host this regional event,” declared Bernard Lefebvre, Principal of Ikusik School. “The Science Fair always involves stimulating exchanges between students from different communities,” he added.
During these two days, some fifty students from all of Nunavik schools will be presenting their scientific projects to the judges.
“Participation in the regional Science Fair is a unique learning opportunity for students,” pointed out Hugo Jourdain. Mathematics and sciences teacher at Ikusik, Jourdain is also one of the main organizers of the event. “Working on hands-on projects awakens the scientific mind. By explaining their projects to judges, visitors and other participants, the students also acquire a great deal of self-confidence,” he said.
Among the teams who presented the best projects, some will have the chance to represent Nunavik at provincial level, during the 2014 Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair, from March 25 to 26, in Wendake, Quebec.
The results of the contest will be announced on February 26, 2014, during a closing ceremony, at Ikusik School.
Coordinated by the Kativik School Board, this event enjoys 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).
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: www.kativik.qc.ca
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