Students from Puvirnituq and Salluit will represent Nunavik at the 2016 Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair

2016 | 04 | 1
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Montreal, Qc (April 1st, 2016) – Next week, the five Nunavik Regional Science Fair winners will represent Nunavik at the provincial level. On April 5 and 6, they will showcase their scientific projects at the 2016 Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair, in Mistissini, Qc. At this important event, Nunavik students will have the opportunity to pursue their interest for science and to meet aboriginal students from other regions.

On February 24, at the Nunavik Regional Science Fair, Lucassie Amaamatuaq, from Salluit, was awarded the first prize for his project “Music and intelligence”. The project looked at the impact of music on the way the brain functions: our moods and our ability to think or to solve mathematical problems. The second prize was awarded to Jenny Okituk and Elijah Isaac, from Salluit. Their project “Qullik 2.0” compared the efficiency and suitability of different types of fuel used in a Qullik (traditional Inuit oil lamp). Amilia Tukalak-Morin and Kaylie Kuananack, from Puvirnituq, were awarded the third prize for a scientific project that compared insulation materials as part of an “Indoors Snow Preservation” experiment.

Judges at the Nunavik Regional Science Fair all commented that they had been impressed with the quality and high standard of this year’s projects. “Students had worked especially hard. They were confident and beamed with pride when they presented their projects. There were so many great projects! It made it difficult to choose the winners,” said one of the judges.

The Kativik School Board would like to acknowledge that the Nunavik Regional Science Fair and prizes awarded to Nunavik winners benefit from the financial support of the Kativik Regional Government.

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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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