Current research projects (2019-2023)
Youth research training program with the Foxe Basin Kivalliq North Sapujiyiit/Guardians of the Sea Society
The goal of this project is to build the research capacity of community youth as part of the larger work being done by the Foxe Basin Kivalliq North Sapujiyiit/Guardians of the Sea. Youth will learn qualitative and quantitative methods of research from different fields (such as environmental sciences, social sciences, health sciences, etc.) that they can use to identify and understand how climate change and technology have changed the way that people use Inuit Traditional Knowledge. Youth in each community will identify a specific research question of interest that can use modern technology to capture how climate change impacts current hunters’ use of Inuit Traditional Knowledge. This project will provide youth with the training necessary through hands-on learning to conduct their own research project in the future. They will be mentored by elders, current hunters, and university-trained researchers to gain the research training that they need to complete their project.