In Nunavut, computer science is not taught at any level, putting Nunavut youth at a disadvantage in the knowledge economy. The te(a)ch team at Pinnquaq was awarded $400,000 for its development of an online teaching infrastructure. The program will include 52 weeks of curriculum that teaches programming, game design, engineering and computer science. Courses range from beginner to advanced levels. The project team includes technical experts, curriculum producers, mental health workers and youth ambassadors from the North and South. The te(a)ch team will travel to key communities where individuals learned to use the curriculum to help build a sustainable technology presence across the North.
(Note that this project was a Finalist prior to 2017, when the current 3-tiered prize model was put in place. Their nomination therefore does not correspond to a particular category.)