From North Vancouver to Inuvik and beyond
March 2, 2016
Global and Community Studies has embarked on another community-based project, this time in the far reaches of Canada’s North.
School of Tourism and
School of Business instructors
Jorge Oceguera and
Jane Raycraft are teaching tourism and entrepreneurship skills to residents of Aklavik and Tuktoyaktuk (Tuk), near the edge of the Arctic Ocean. Aklavik and
Tuk are small Inuvialuit communities of 628 and 950 residents respectively, and they are about as “True North” Canada as you can get. Tuk is located at 69 degrees north and is a balmy average -30.2 C this time of year. To reach these communities, Capilano University instructors journeyed several hundred kilometers over ice roads—avoiding blizzards and stray moose en route.
This is the first training trip of what could be a multi-year project where Capilano University instructors will teach a range of essential business skills to locals in six communities in the Inuvik region. The project is commissioned through the
Inuvialuit Community Economic Development Organization, with all benefits targeted at healthy communities and local economic development.
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