The Kivalliq Science Awards were initiated by the Kivalliq Science Educators’ Community in 2001. They are presented to two Inuit high school graduates to help them further their career plans. The award consists of a laptop computer, backpack and certificate. Students must be nominated by their school. Criteria include: academic standing, participation in past KSEC events, and present career goals. This award is made possible by funding provided by Kivalliq Partners in Development.
Details and a nomination package can be downloaded below. Schools may nominate their top male and female students by completing the attached documentation and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 15, 2015 at 4pm.
Past winners of the KSEC Award include:
- 2001 Nathan Annanowt (Baker Lake) & May Tagalik (Arviat)
- 2002 Amanda Ningeotealuk (Coral Harbour) & Russell Toolooktook (Baker Lake)
- 2003 Joanna Sammurtok (Chesterfield Inlet) & Gleeson Uppahoyuk (Arviat)
- 2004 Kaviq Kaluraq (Baker Lake) & Andrew Beveridge (Repulse Bay)
- 2005 Rebecca Sammurtok (Chesterfield Inlet) & Darryl Adjuk (Whale Cove)
- 2006 Kerri Tattuinee (Rankin Inlet) & Homer Obszarski (Arviat)
- 2007 Shawna Sammurtok (Chesterfield Inlet) & Michael Putulik (Repulse Bay)
- 2008 Jon Pameolik (Arviat) & Marsha Kringuk (Repulse Bay)
- 2009 Oopik Aglukark (Arviat) & Douglas Aggark (Chesterfield Inlet)
- 2010 Sinead Anderson (Rankin Inlet) & Jimmy Jr. Kopak (Repulse Bay)
- 2011 Kayla Bruce (Rankin Inlet) & Brandon Ipkarnerk (Chesterfield Inlet)
- 2012 Blanche Tegumiar (Repulse Bay) & Scott Sammurtok (Chesterfield Inlet)
The Kivalliq Science Educators’ Community has been Nationally recognized on two occasions. First, in 1999, the Conference Board of Canada presented its Partners in Education Award to KSEC (then known as the Kivalliq Science Fair Committee).
Ten years later the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada bestowed KSEC with the 2009 NSERC Award for Science Promotion. This Award honours individuals and groups who make an outstanding contribution to the promotion of science in Canada through activities encouraging popular interest in science or developing science abilities. The NSERC Award placed KSEC in good company along side other year’s National winners including:
- Native Access to Engineering Programme Concordia University
- Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
- Students on Ice
- Deep River Science Academy (DRSA)
- Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
- Science North (Sudbury Science Center)