Igloolik Oral History Centre

The IQ and Oral History office is located in the Government of Nunavut Building and has a visiting researcher area. The office houses a library on local oral histories. A 6 bed accommodation unit is available for use by researchers. The unit has a full kitchen and laundry room.

Igloolik 1

Exterior of building in Igloolik

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Rick Armstrong Rick.armstrong@arcticcollege.ca (867) 979-7280
Secondary Contact Mary Ellen Thomas Maryellen.thomas@arcticcollege.ca (867) 979-7202

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Owner
Nunavut Arctic College (Nunavut Research Institute)

Membership
Member

Website
www.nri.nu.ca

Latitude
69.383333

Longitude
-81.8

Location
Igloolik

Territory/ Province
Nunavut

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
N/A

Facility Type
Year round research station

Research Hinterland
Marine, Sea Ice, Coastal, Continuous Permafrost, Polar Desert

Main Research Disciplines
Sociology, Environmental Sciences, Terrestrial biology, Traditional Knowledge

Research History
Igloolik is a small island in Foxe Basin, located in the middle of a narrow passageway between Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula, of mainland Canada. The waters around Igloolik are some of the richest in the arctic and have attracted hunters and settlements for over 4,000 years. The Inuit culture remains to this day spiritually and economically formed around natural resources and hunting. A traditional travel hub for Inuit, Igloolik has become a regional centre in the Territory of Nunavut.

Current Projects
Polar bear research

Power
External Electrical Grid

Communications
Telephone, Internet

Local Transportation
Taxi available

Equipment Storage
N/A

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
3 bedrooms with 2 beds in each

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
Kitchen with stove and refrigerator

Laboratory Facilities
N/A

Fuel Availability
All fuels available

Research Requirements
Licensing required. Contact www.nri.nu.ca

Special Rules and Regulations
N/A

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Nursing station in community. Nearest hospital is in Iqaluit.

Safety Considerations
Polar bear safety training, mandatory weapon, presence of local guide for researchers working in the Igloolik area.

Cost
Researchers requiring information on accommodations contact the Manager of Scientific Support Services at (867) 979-7280 or e-mail: rick.armstrong@arcticcollege.ca

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
2015-05-30