The Importance of Inuit Participation in the Development of an Offshore Oil and Gas Policy in Nunavut

The intern will begin her project by conducting independent research on policy development, Inuit engagement, and the development of the offshore oil and gas industry in Nunavut for the month of May. She will then travel to Iqaluit for the month of June to complete a work term with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA). Throughout this work term, the intern will analyze and review an offshore oil and gas policy prepared by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., and provide the QIA with a report outlining the strength and weaknesses of the policy based on QIA’s mandate. This report will also include recommendations to the QIA based on the conclusions of the policy. When she returns to Halifax, the intern will work with the partner organization to determine whether or not Inuit knowledge is adequately represented throughout the policy and potentially conduct a comparative analysis with oil and gas policies in other Canadian or Arctic regions.

Faculty Supervisor:

Claudio Aporta


Taylor Mason


Nexus Coastal Resource Management


Geography / Geology / Earth science


Automotive and transportation


Dalhousie University



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