Press Releases

28 October 2015

Arctic Inspiration Prize Announces 2016 Finalists

Ottawa, ON – The Screening Committee members of the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) Selection Committee shortlisted eight nominations for the fifth annual Arctic Inspiration Prize. The AIP supports diverse teams with projects that translate knowledge into action for the benefit of the People of the Canadian Arctic.

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27 January 2016

Arctic Inspiration Prize Announces 2015 Laureates

Ottawa, ON – The fourth annual Arctic Inspiration Prize totalling $1.5 million has been awarded to three teams for their knowledge to action plans that advance the health, wellness, and quality of life of Canada’s Northern peoples and communities: Better Hearing in Education for Northern Youth (BHENY); Qaggiq: Nurturing the Arctic Performing Arts; and the Tri-Territorial Recreation Training (TRT) Project.

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25 November 2015

Arctic Inspiration Prize Announces 2015 Finalists

Ottawa, ON – Three finalists have been selected for the fourth annual Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) that supports projects that translate knowledge into action for the benefit of Canada’s Arctic and its Peoples.

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10 December 2014

FOXY Awarded $1 Million Arctic Inspiration Prize

Ottawa, ON – The $1 Million Arctic Inspiration Prize has been awarded to FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth), a community-based participatory action research project, for its knowledge to action plan to work with young women and men across the North to facilitate dialogue about sexual health issues, develop leadership and coping skills, and build greater self-confidence for making healthy life choices.

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3 December 2014

$1 Million Award Announcement at 3rd Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony in Ottawa

Ottawa, ON – The $1 Million 2014 Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) will be presented at a special ceremony in Ottawa on December 10th.

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31 October 2014

Major Milestone for Arctic Inspiration Prize

Ottawa, ON – The Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) is proud to announce the newest members of its expanding team of Selection Committee, Partners and Ambassadors. All four Inuit regions of Canada now on board with new team members from Inuvialuit, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut joining AIP team members from Nunavut.

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25 September 2014

Arctic Inspiration Prize Announces New Team Members

Ottawa, ON – The Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) is delighted to welcome the addition of distinguished Selection Committee members, Partners, and Ambassadors to the AIP team.

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19 June 2014

Arctic Inspiration Prize Call for Nominations

Ottawa, ON – Nomination packages are now available for the third annual Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP). The $1 Million AIP recognizes and promotes the extraordinary contribution made by interdisciplinary teams in the gathering of Arctic knowledge, and their plans to implement this knowledge into real world applications for the benefit of the Canadian Arctic, Arctic Peoples and therefore Canada as a whole. Nominations will be accepted until October 1, 2014.

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11 December 2013

Three Teams Awarded $1 Million Arctic Inspiration Prize

Halifax, NS – The 2nd Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize has been awarded to three Canadian teams whose projects will translate knowledge to action to benefit the Canadian Arctic and its Peoples. The projects selected to share the $1 million award include: Ikaarvik: From Barriers to Bridges, The National Strategy on Inuit Education – National Parent Mobilization Initiative, and SakKijânginnatuk Nunalik: Healthy homes in thriving Nunatsiavut communities. (Newswire)

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24 October 2013

2013 Short List Announced for Million Dollar Arctic Inspiration Prize

Halifax, NS – Six projects have been shortlisted for the 2nd Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize. The $1 million Prize was established in 2012 to support projects that translate knowledge to action to benefit Canada’s Arctic and its Peoples. (Newswire)

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13 December 2012

Four canadian teams take home first annual $1 Million Arctic Inspiration Prize

Vancouver, BC – The first annual $1M Arctic Inspiration Prize has been awarded and will be shared amongst four Canadian teams whose projects address pressing issues facing Canada’s Arctic and its Peoples. The Arctic Food Network, the Nunavut Literacy Council, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and the Thaidene Nene Initiative, were awarded the honour at the 8th ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver tonight.

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26 November 2012

Canadian Teams Compete for Annual Million Dollar Arctic Inspiration Prize at Upcoming Scientific Meeting

Vancouver B.C. (November, 26 2012) – Rapid changes in climate, environment, culture, technology and the economy are bringing both challenges and opportunities for Canada’s Arctic and its peoples. A couple from Vancouver, Canada, has founded a $1 million annual prize that will enable multi-disciplinary teams to implement action plans that address the area’s most pressing issues.

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23 April 2012

New $1 Million Arctic Inspiration Prize Launched

Montreal, Quebec, 23 April 2012 – The new $1 million CAD Arctic Inspiration Prize was launched today at the International Polar Year 2012 conference. The Prize will be awarded annually to recognize and promote the extraordinary contribution made by teams in the gathering of Arctic knowledge and their plans to implement this knowledge into real world applications for the benefit of the Canadian Arctic, its Peoples and therefore Canada as a whole.

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