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News Release

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada has announced measures including a ban on any Canadian cruise ship from mooring, navigating, or transiting in Canadian Arctic waters (including Nunatsiavut, Nunavik and the Labrador Coast) until October 31, 2020.

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Update Received

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Transport Canada’s Prairie Northern Region and Canadian Coast Guard Arctic Region have made the decision to cancel the upcoming Spring Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) meeting that was planned to take place May 26-27, 2020. Information on upcoming CMAC meetings can be obtained at: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/engagement-marine-safety-security-regulations.html

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Update Received

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Transport Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan team are working from home and using technology to maintain communications and service delivery for its partners and stakeholders where possible. In the weeks and months ahead, Oceans Protection Plan engagement will be held by teleconference or web-ex, and postponed if necessary.

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Scholarship Opportunity

There is a scholarship opportunity for up to 10 new full-time students with diverse backgrounds who will begin their doctoral studies at L’institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski in the fall 2020 or winter 2021 semester. The scholarships, amounting to 20,000$ per year, will be for three (3) years. Applications are due by May 1, 2020. Scholarship information is available at: https://ismer.ca/formation/ph-d-excellence-scholarships

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Report Published

The National Research Council of Canada’s Arctic Program, along with their partners from governments, Indigenous and northern communities, industry and academia, seeks to address opportunities and challenges to support sustainable and low-impact development of the North, while increasing the quality of life for Northerners. A report was published sharing information about progress and accomplishments in four (4) research areas: northern transportation, marine safety, resource development and community infrastructure. The report is available in the “Documents’ tab.

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Update Received

The International Maritime Organization, in light of COVID-19, is postponing further meetings due to COVID-19, including the 75th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee, scheduled to take place from 30 March to 3 April 2020. More information about IMO activities in light of COVID-19 can be accessed at: http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

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News Release

Nunavup Uumayuligiyigyuat Katimayingit, Nunavut Parnainirmut Katimayiingit, Nunavut Aviktulikyiit Katimayiit unalu Nunavut Imaligiyit Katimayit quviahuktut naunaipkariami Colleen Parker qangannuaq tikkuaqtauyuq havagiami Maligaqnut Atuagaliriyi ukununnga Nunavunmi Tariunganut Piyut Katimayiingit (NMC).

Taiguariamik tamaat tuhaayaghat takulugu una atatarutik: 191122-NMC News Release Re Policy Advisor-OPAI.pdf

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News Release

The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, the Nunavut Planning Commission, the Nunavut Impact Review Board and the Nunavut Water Board are pleased to announce that Colleen Parker has recently been selected to serve as Policy Advisor to the Nunavut Marine Council (NMC).

To read the full news release please visit the following link: 191122-NMC News Release Re-Policy Advisor-OPAE.pdf

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