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NEWS: Nunavut April 09, 2014 - 8:40 am

Photo: Agnico Eagle donates $5 million towards Nunavut university

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James Nasso, the chair of Agnico Eagle's board of directors, announcing April 10 that Agnico Eagle will donate $5 million towards a university in Nunavut that would be created at a future date. “The government is taking the initiative and under the leadership of Education Minister Quassa will spearhead, with the premier, the University of Nunavut,” Nasso told an audience gathered at a gala dinner held at the close of the Nunavut Mining Symposium in Iqaluit. Nasso received a standing ovation. Education Minister Paul Quassa said a Nunavut university is still in the planning stages and that the government has made no decision on a date, name or location.
James Nasso, the chair of Agnico Eagle's board of directors, announcing April 10 that Agnico Eagle will donate $5 million towards a university in Nunavut that would be created at a future date. “The government is taking the initiative and under the leadership of Education Minister Quassa will spearhead, with the premier, the University of Nunavut,” Nasso told an audience gathered at a gala dinner held at the close of the Nunavut Mining Symposium in Iqaluit. Nasso received a standing ovation. Education Minister Paul Quassa said a Nunavut university is still in the planning stages and that the government has made no decision on a date, name or location. "I hope this gesture inspires future sponsorships between governments, industry, Inuit organizations and other stakeholders — we can dare to dream big again," Quassa said. Read more about the announcement later on Nunatsiaqonline.ca (PHOTO BY DAVID MURPHY)

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