Nunavut Information and Privacy Commissioner Graham Steele says a doctor committed a “profound” intrusion of privacy when looking through a colleague’s medical records “numerous” times over a period of 18 months. (File photo)
Doctor looked up colleagues medical files on 'numerous occasions' over 18-month period
Nunavut’s privacy commissioner is recommending charges against a former Nunavut doctor for allegedly going through a colleague’s medical records without a legitimate reason. A review by Graham Steele also admonished the Department of Health for not following through on privacy recommendations department authorities committed to three years ago. The case involves a doctor and worker...
Danish explorer's Fifth Thule Expedition was 'most important expedition to northern Canada,' says writer of biweekly Taissumani column
Nunatsiaq News columnist Kenn Harper speaks at the Canadian Geographic Society’s CanGeo Talk in Ottawa Wednesday night, in front of a slide featuring a quotation from Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen. Harper called Rasmussen’s Fifth Thule Expedition, between 1921 and 1923, “the most important expedition to northern Canada” because it was the explorer’s goal to meet Inuit. Rasmussen, who was from Greenland, is highly regarded in Denmark. “A small nation, population-wise, likes to have a great hero,” he says. Harper writes the biweekly Taissumani column for Nunatsiaq News, which has been recounting Rasmussen’s expedition. (Photo by Corey Larocque)
Nunavut Commissioner Eva Aariak presents filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk with the 2022 Nunavut Commissioner’s Arts Award on March 6. Kunuk, who previously has received both Order of Canada and Order of Nunavut honours, has a series of films to his credit. They include “Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)” — the first feature film to be written, directed and acted entirely in Inuktitut — and most recently “Angakusajaujuq – The Shaman’s Apprentice.” (Photo by Wende Halonen)