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Overview of the Master of Northern Governance and Development (MNGD) program Overview of the Master of Northern Governance and Development (MNGD) program Presentation Transcript

  • PRESENTEDBY:InternationalCentre forNorthernGovernance &Development Overview of the Master of Northern Governance and Development (MNGD) program www.usask.ca/icngd
  • IntroductionsDr. Bonita Mark Korthuis Jim Searson Nathan RayBeatty MNGD MNGD Student MNGD StudentCo-Director of Graduate (Pilot Cohort) (Pilot Cohort)Grad Studies (Pilot Cohort)(ICNGD) Presented by: Dr. Bonita Beatty www.usask.ca/icngd
  • Presentation Outline1. Background 6. Northern Indigenous2. MNGD Development Perspective3. Program Experience 7. Internationalization4. Professionalized Cohort Model 8. Research Internships5. Distance Education 9. In Summary 10. Questions Presented by: Dr. Bonita Beatty www.usask.ca/icngd
  • Background • 2008: Northern partners identify need for expanded program options, specific to northern & Indigenous issues • 2008-’09: Preliminary discussions take place between northern stakeholders and International Centre for Northern Governance and Development• First official stakeholder meeting held on January 26,2009• Included: First Nations, industry, academics,government, international representatives of Arctic andNorthern studies• Master of Northern Governance and Development(MNGD) program begins to take shape Presented by: Dr. Bonita Beatty www.usask.ca/icngd
  • MNGD DevelopmentMaster of Northern Governance and Developmentmust… o be responsive to First Nations and northern needs o collaborate with industry o offer distance delivery o be interdisciplinary in scope o internationalize – e.g. include field school o incorporate applied research o be project-based o include student supports – e.g. scholarships, tutors Presented by: Dr. Bonita Beatty www.usask.ca/icngd
  • Program ExperienceW makes the MNGD hatunique?• Collaboration with industry• Opportunity to conduct fieldresearch and apply results• Specialized training Presented by: Mark Korthuis, MNGD www.usask.ca/icngd
  • Professionalized Cohort Model The Student Advantage • Peer-to-peer learning • Regional perspectives • Peer supportThe Community Advantage• Tightly knit network of highly trainedNortherners spread across industry,government, First Nations, academia Presented by: Mark Korthuis, MNGD www.usask.ca/icngd
  • Distance Education• Blended delivery method: videoconference, online, in-person• Option to study from anywhere in NAD• Tutor support to help students stay on track Presented by: Jim Searson, MNGD Student www.usask.ca/icngd
  • Northern Indigenous Perspective Pimachesowin  Building upon northern knowledge and way of life  Examine professionalChief Tammy Cook-Searsonand 104 year old Elder Jane E. practices AND culture Russian in Southend, Reindeer Lake,Roberts SK  Build perspectives in at program inception  Ongoing consultation  International comparison Crab Fishing in Norway Presented by: Jim Searson, MNGD Student www.usask.ca/icngd
  • Internationalization Why is it important? Share wise practices Circumpolar Region Expanded Collaboration perspectives www.usask.ca/icngd
  • Research Internships • Industry investment and co- operation • Academic and community advisors help shape and oversee projects • Applied research that can be taken back to NAD regions • Explore an area of personal or professional interestPresented by: Nathan Ray, MNGD Student www.usask.ca/icngd
  • In SummaryK Com ey ponents of the MNGD Program: Designed to produce next generation of northern leaders Maintaining flexibility in program design and delivery Creating a professional network of highly trained Northerners Staying responsive: working with First Nations, government, industry andother northern employers Building in student supports to guarantee success Presented by: Dr. Bonita Beatty www.usask.ca/icngd
  • Treaty Foundations
  • Questions? Co nta c t the I rna tio na l Ce ntre fo r N rthe rn G o v e rna nc e a nd nte oDe v e lo p m e nt (I G D) to le a rn m o re a bo ut the M G D p ro g ra m : CN N ICNGD University of Saskatchewan URL: www.usask.ca/icngd Email: info.icngd@usask.ca Tel.: (306) 966-1238 www.usask.ca/icngd