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.
|Primary Contact||Rick Armstrong||Rick.firstname.lastname@example.org||(867) 979-7280|
|Secondary Contact||Mary Ellen Thomas||Maryellen.email@example.com||(867) 979-7202|
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Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Year round research station
Marine, Sea Ice, Coastal, Continuous Permafrost, Polar Desert
Main Research Disciplines
Sociology, Environmental Sciences, Terrestrial biology, Traditional Knowledge
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.
Polar bear research
External Electrical Grid
3 bedrooms with 2 beds in each
Kitchen with stove and refrigerator
All fuels available
Licensing required. Contact www.nri.nu.ca
Special Rules and Regulations
Local External Resources
Nearest Medical Service
Nursing station in community. Nearest hospital is in Iqaluit.
Polar bear safety training, mandatory weapon, presence of local guide for researchers working in the Igloolik area.
Researchers requiring information on accommodations contact the Manager of Scientific Support Services at (867) 979-7280 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org