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The seven 2014 Engage North Fellows are in their host communities from May-August.
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 traveled to Pangnirtung, Nunavut the summer of 2013 to work for the Hamlet on a set of projects that they have identified. More information is available on the Fellowship Program page. We are excited to continue to grow this partnership on an ongoing basis with the new set of Fellows that will be traveling to Pangnirtung in 2014
- Working with the Dene Tha' First Nation and Beaver First Nation in northern Alberta. Five fellows will be traveling to communities in the two nations over the summer of 2014.
- 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 2013 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.