"Nasivvik is an Inuktitut word that means vantage point. It can be a height of land, a hummock of ice, or any place of elevation that affords an observer a clear view of their surroundings to make good observations." Zebedee Nungak
The Nasivvik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments is a multidisciplinary research and training centre funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health. The Nasivvik Centre is focused on building capacity in Inuit health research through trainee support and strategic funding initiatives in key environmental health areas of importance to Inuit communities.
The Nasivvik Centre, one of nine Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) funded across Canada is based at Laval and Trent Universities, with Inuit Research Advisors in each Canadian Inuit region. The Centre actively engages Inuit and non Inuit students at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as community individuals in research and training focused on the Inuit regions of the Canadian North. Activities are ongoing in Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Nunavut and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, moving towards building capacity through training, education and research by: