Building 4G in the Arctic
Brian Berry is a Satellite Communications Specialist with SSi Canada and has certainly seen his share of travel to Nunavut, having visited every community many times over the past several years to perform maintenance and system upgrades to the QINIQ network. Brian is proud to be part of the team that delivers affordable high-speed Internet to these remote Arctic communities. In February, 2017, Brian was in Clyde River, about 3000 kilometres north of his home in Ottawa, installing new equipment to support QINIQ’s latest upgrade to 4G-LTE and GSM technology, which means new wireless voice and data services just like in southern Canada. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to Mike Jaypoody and Robert Kautuk of Ilisaqsivik Society of Clyde River, Nunavut for your enthusiastic participation in making this video. Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc. (http://www.imaituk.ca).
Young Inuit filmmakers enrich culture and community by sharing creativity online
Arviat Film Society members Evano Jr Aggark and Shelton Nipisar describe how they use video to retain their culture and language, inspire youth, gather knowledge from Elders and communicate with people in their community and beyond. Through the QINIQ network, they use Facebook, blogs, and Youtube to share their perspectives on life in Arviat, Nunavut. Faster access to the Internet would increase their ability to communicate effectively and help inspire others around them. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to Arviat filmmakers Evano Jr Aggark, Sylvia Aggark, Eric Anoee, Seepa Aulatjut, Gord Billard, Ramon Kaviok, Shelton Nipusar of the Arviat Film Society (https://www.facebook.com/ArviatFilmSociety/) for your help in making this video. Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc. (http://www.imaituk.ca). Special thanks to Dylan Clark, who donated aerial footage of Arviat.
Arctic students take hi-tech virtual classes over satellite network
Kimberley Dymond learned all about using technology in the classroom when studying to be a teacher in southern Canada. When she moved to Arviat in Nunavut, many tools that she used to teach in the south would not work on the standard Internet link provided to the school. So when the Connected North program launched in 2014, Kimberley got involved. Connected North relies on SSi Canada’s QINIQ network and Cisco’s TelePresence video collaboration system to link Arviat students to educational resources across Canada. Students describe the positive impact of Connected North in their classroom. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to high school students Elena Akammak, Shelby Angalik, Amber Kadjuk Price, George Kadlak, Jillian Kaviok, Juliet Kopak, Justin Kuksuk, Alissa ᒪᑐ (Matoo), Esther Nutarasungnik, Elaine Suluk, and teacher Kimberley Dymond for welcoming us into your classroom at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat. For more information on the program: visit Connected North (http://connectednorth.org) and Cisco (http://www.cisco.com/c/en_ca/about/connected-north.html). Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc. (http://www.imaituk.ca) Special thanks to Dylan Clark, who donated aerial footage of Arviat.
Canada C3 - D'un Océan à l'Autre
Le fondateur de SSi Canada, Jeff Philipp, s'est joint à l'expédition Canada C3 à la neuvième étape, de Pond Inlet, au Nunavut, à Cambridge Bay, en Colombie-Britannique. Canada C3 était un voyage épique de 150 jours de Toronto, en Ontario, jusqu'à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique, via le passage du Nord-Ouest pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire du Canada en explorant la diversité des cultures, de l'environnement et des communautés tout en voyageant d'un océan à l'autre. Il s'agit d'un projet de communication sans précédent, rejoignant des millions de Canadiens via Internet avec des mises à jour quotidiennes en direct, des vidéos en continu, des photos et des entrevues. Sans l'innovation, l'expertise technique et la contribution de la capacité satellitaire de SSi Canada, ce projet n'aurait pas été possible.
Canada C3 - Coast to Coast to Coast
Experience the historic Canada C3 Expedition through this inspiring film that retraces the historic 150-day icebreaker journey from Toronto to Victoria through the Northwest Passage in 2017. From coast to coast to coast, the expedition and its diverse teams of Canadians, sailed over 25,000 kilometres, visiting communities, national parks, marine protected areas, and many other remote and extraordinary corners of the country, while discovering and sharing profound stories about the people, places, wildlife, history and cultures that make up this vast and diverse country - a community of communities. Featuring never before seen footage from the world’s longest coastline, this film will educate, entertain and inspire!