Igloolik, NU Nov 11 - 17, 2007


The main purpose of this trip was to provide public information sessions about the expansion of the Floe Edge Service in Igloolik, as well as to conduct a workshop about the service to refine the products to meet community needs.  Background on this service expansion is described in the online journal.  A few other highlights from this trip include:

  1. not travelling alone (Tom Hirose of Noetix Research Ltd. was the main presenter in the information sessions and was a great help in facilitating the workshop)

  2. working with Leah to conduct interviews for the CBC radio show Ideas - a feature “In Praise of Ice” (to air summer 2008)

  3. the Floe Edge presentations and workshop - meeting new people and helping to bring the service to the community

  4. working with Theo to visit with elders and hunters interviewed over the past few years, and their amazing support for expanding and building upon the sea ice project within ISIUOP to develop more accessible, online educational materials

  5. a class presentation with Tom at Attaguttaaluk High School (3 classes together, lots of fun and lots of questions)

  6. catching up with my friend Julie and her newborn son

  7. staying with the MacDonald’s and being spoiled by Carolyn’s cooking

  8. experiencing the beautiful light hues of a seasonal setting sun, and the power of strong winds and a 3-day blizzard that delayed out outbound flight by a few days

Adventures in Igloolik (Floe Edge Expansion information sessions and workshops)

G. J. Laidler