Upinnaqtuq Awards – Call for Nominations – Years 2020 and 2021

The Foundation for its 9th year will be awarding students and youths in each region across Nunavut in honour of Justice Beverly Browne, who was the first senior judge in the Nunavut Court of Justice. She demonstrated great leadership in the community and had a strong commitment and passion for working with youths.

Detailed notice:  Inuktitut, English  and French.

Covid-related delay for the year 2020

Due to Covid-related circumstances, the Foundation is now inviting nominations for the years 2020 and 2021. As such, a student who graduated in 2020 could be nominated and any student or youth who met the below criteria and categories in 2020 could be nominated.

Who can nominate

As a member of your community, including principals, teachers, student support assistants, organizations and any member of the public that is not directly related to the student or youth, the Foundation is asking you to nominate an individual who embodies peace, leadership, conflict resolution, or who made strong efforts to change his/her attitude and behaviour to become a role model.

Criteria & Deadline

Nominations are open for Students enrolled in grade 6 to 12 or Youths between the ages of 10 to 20 years old. Please send a letter explaining why this individual deserves the scholarship to my attention by Friday May 28, 2021.


Monetary scholarships will be given to students and youths 14 years and older; students and youths 13 years and under will receive a gift of their choice up to a maximum amount to be determined by the Board once all applications have been received.

Nalini Vaddapalli. Administrator
Fax: 867-979-2333
Mail: P.O. Box 69, Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0