Engage North is a University of Alberta organization that builds connections between university students from across Canada and indigenous communities in Canada’s North. These connections include supporting awareness and educational events in the southern provinces as well as arranging for students to live and work in northern communities as Engage North Fellows.
The activities of Engage North are student-driven and based on the needs and values of the communities & partners that we work with. In the start-up phase, Engage North is currently working on the following:
- Our first three Engage North Fellows will be travelling to Pangnirtung, Nunavut this summer (May-August 2013) to work for the Hamlet on a set of projects that they have identified. More information is available on the Fellowship Program page.
- Hiring a director to oversee the programs and growth of Engage North.
- Continuing to build relationships with Northern communities and organizations – please Contact Us if you’d like to have a conversation about a potential partnership.
Based on the 2012-13 lessons learned, Engage North will begin to scale to several northern communities and refine pre-departure training. After this start-up phase is complete, Engage North will be launched to universities across Canada.