One Hit Wonder Day!
A day to salute those
deeply mediocre bands who flashed - once - in the pan of our collective
memory, and faded forever, without a trace. Hey, remember Free (All
Right Now)? Gary Numan (Cars)? The Divinyls (I Touch Myself)? Billy
Ray Cyrus (Aky Breaky Heart)? Shocking Blue (I'm Your Venus)? Of
course you do. No need to be ashamed. But just think how nice it
would be to have all those neurons back...
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CONSILIUM, AARLUK and ARDOS...
In this corner of our site we'll be posting notes on new
people, new projects, and new online materials you may find interesting.
Enjoy, and come back often.
Now here's an announcement you don't see very often...in fact,
you haven't seen it for eleven years. Consilium is delighted to
welcome a new partner to the family. David Boult has
been a valued associate since Consilium was incorporated. As a
writer, researcher, policy developer and evaluator, he's participated
in several of our most important and challenging projects. Earlier
this year David decided to join the team as a partner, thus consummating
a ten-year courtship.
you read this newsletter, the final layer of paint is drying on
the walls of our new home, and files are being feverishly stuffed
into boxes in preparation for our move to 488 Gladstone
Ave., Ottawa, ON K1R 5N8. September 23rd is the big day:
with luck, you won't notice any down-time at all. Our telephone
and fax numbers will remain the same. Once we've had a chance
to unpack, drop by for a visit and a tour; and keep your eyes
on this site for announcement of our open house.
Aarluk will be working
with Arctic College and the Municipal
Training Organization of Nunavut to deliver a series
of 19 workshops over the next year to municipal employees in 12
communities. This ambitious and comprehensive project was developed
by MTO, under the direction of Executive Director Chuck
Gilhuly, to provide Hamlet employees with opportunities
for training, professional development, and advancement.
Aarluk has been selected
by the GN's Department of Culture, Elders, Language and
Youth (CLEY) to evaluate the Inuktitut language component
of the Canada-Nunavut Cooperation Agreement. This recognizes English
and French, Canada's two official languages, and provides a framework
and funding for the maintenance and development of Inuktitut.
Greg Smith will be Project Manager, working with
Aarluk partners Terry Forth and Helen
Klengenberg, associates Jonah Kilabuk,
and Inuktitut language research specialist Professor Louis-Jacques
Dorais of Laval University.
was created in 1990 by QIA to promote development for
Inuit in the Qikiqtani region by providing business development
assistance, employment and training programs, support for childcare
facilities, and assistance for disabled Inuit. As part of their
strategic planning process, Kakivak will be conducting a major
review of its program policies and procedures, and of client satisfaction
with the organization's services. Aarluk will be supporting Kakivak
through a series of stakeholders interviews, an extensive client
survey, and a policy and procedures analysis.
Cultural Institute has asked Consilium to lead a strategic
planning process for the Institute in the context of planning
for self-government in Nunavik. Avataq is well known for its extensive
and long standing work promoting and preserving the cultural and
linguistic heritage of the Inuit of northern Quebec. Avataq organizes
elders conferences, archaeology projects, local museums, historical
and genealogical research, and has an extensive archive and documentation
collection, including many publications it has created. The planning
team will include Greg Smith, Ron Ryan, Carol Rowan and Jobie
Fred Weihs, Chris Grosset and Ryan Lotan
are currently hard at work on a study to develop options for the
management and delivery of the Ukkusiksalik Community
Initiative Fund. The $3 million fund is a key component
of the Inuit Impact Benefits Agreement, signed last August between
the Kivalliq Inuit Association and Parks
Canada. The study includes consultations with key stakeholders
in Chesterfield Inlet, Repulse Bay, Coral Harbour, Baker Lake
and Rankin Inlet. The consultants will be examining community
economic development plans already in place and gathering suggestions
from community representatives as to how they feel the Fund can
be used most effectively.
The Draft Final Report on the Evaluation of the Benefits
and Measures provided under the Canada-Nunavut Labour Market Development
Agreement has been provided to HRSDC by Project Manager
Greg Smith. Research for the evaluation has taken
place over the past year, in collaboration with Transpolar
Technologies and EKOS Research Associates.
The final report will incorporate suggestions from the Joint Evaluation
Committee, made up of representatives of HRSDC and the Government
Ryan helped to facilitate the Aboriginal Affairs
Directorate/HRSDC 's National NARAM Workshop, where Aboriginal
Human Resource Development Agreement holders came together to
sort out how best to allocate the various funding programs under
the AHRDS - Labour Market, Youth, Disability, Capacity Building
and Urban. Work continues on this allocation model, with another
AHRDA conference slated for
practicing what they preach, the Consilium Partners (including
new partner David Boult...were you paying attention
above?) met for a two day strategic planning session in Pakenham
in mid August. Why Pakenham? Because it has the longest five span
stone bridge in North America, of course.
Leslie Sutherland and David Forster
escaped to cottage country near Ompah for a richly deserved week
of Consilium-free rest and recreation.
president Valerie Assinewe has joined the Natural
Health Products Directorate of Health Canada. She'll be helping
to assess the safety and efficacy of natural health products,
in accordance with Canada's new national regulations. Special
bonus: Valerie will be working with her fellow labmates from her
years in graduate studies, including Dr. Semir Omar, Nana Bafi-Yeboa,
and Priyantha Wijeweera - under the direction of her external
thesis evaluator, Dr. Robin Marles.
And Speaking of Moves...Ron Ryan completed his
move to Bell St. without incident, in the time-honoured Pizza-Beer-and-a-Borrowed-Half-Ton-Truck
tradition. He appears to be adjusting to home ownership reasonably
well...but Kathy's not back from Toronto...yet.
And Speaking even MORE of Moves...Consilium associate
Blair Stevens, spouse Johanna and baby Sampo will be moving back
to Canada after a year in Finland this fall.
STILL MORE of Moves (career ones, this time)...two
new folks joined the Consilium and Aarluk teams too late for this
month's newsletter deadlines. Watch for the announcement and their
profiles next month.
TEN YEARS AGO
Ron Ryan and Terry Rudden
prepared a draft set of bylaws for the Transition Team that would
shortly evolve into the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board.
Terry Rudden and Greg Smith wrote the first of several policy
analyses for the Department of Canadian Heritage, summarizing
the policy issues facing Northern and Aboriginal broadcasters
funded by the Department.
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