Launch of the new CEN and Kangiqsualujjuaq research station 13 Septembre 2018

SUKUIJARVIK – The new CEN-Kangiqsualujjuaq station

The inauguration of the CEN-ULaval research station, recently built in Kangiqsualujjuaq, took place on September 5 and 6. The event was a great success, with the participation of more than 60 participants from the community, 2 partners from Kuujjuaq, 5 members of the CEN and 1 member of the CIERA. The ceremony consisted of prayer, speeches, flag signing, community meals, and games. Participants and partners also proposed names in Inuktitut for the new station, which aims to be a platform for Inuit and academic knowledge exchange. The choice was made for Sukuijarvik, which means "Science Place". The next day, a berry picking contest led about fifty participants to explore the area in search of these little orange treasures called "arpik" (chicoutai).

Group photo: Jeannie Annanack, Christine Barnard, Najat Bhiry, Nancy Etok, Richard Fortier, José Gérin-Lajoie, Élise Rioux-Paquette, Thierry Rodon, Eleonora Townley, Hilda Snowball.