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IT CAN NO LONGER BE IGNORED.

In one of Canada’s capital cities, there is a shortage of thousands of homes. Renting a home costs more than the median income, and people cannot afford a high quality of life.

You can read more about the issue in this report published by the Government of Nunavut.

 
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BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION.

Together, the Nunavut project teams will develop and build a multiplex:

 

Shipping Container Complexes

NOVA is working to develop state-of-the-art technology of retrofitted shipping containers for the high Arctic. Currently coordinating its first pilot complex, NOVA aims to create usable space to house low-income individuals and to foster innovation in the community.

Commercial Aquaponic System

The Growcer is a social enterprise that uses aquaponics technology within a closed environment of a shipping container to grow produce year-round. It will also serve as a transitional job opportunity for individuals who will be living in the NOVA complex.

 
 

Iqaluit Innovation Hub

Housed within the NOVA complex, the Hub will provide much-needed space for a regional incubator and commercial office spaces for lease to enterprises doing business in Iqaluit. It will also serve as a revenue-generating activity to allow housing to breakeven.

Nunavut Social Housing Program

This program will be a transitional support opportunity for the individuals living and working in the complex, specifically developing 5 pillars of support: entrepreneurship, mental health, addiction, employment and education.

 

RECENT PROGRESS

Complex Plan

Source: Paul Danial

Source: Paul Danial

Individual Container Specs.

Over the past 6 months, the Enactus team has been developing the initial designs for the complex and other potential applications. A design weekend was hosted with students from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College to create a sustainable, culturally relevant design for the project. A team of Master's Architecture students from Carleton University won with their design (above left) and are continuing to work with NOVA to perfect the design and bring it to fruition. 

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"So what would I be doing, exactly?"

Glad you asked.
Descriptions for each individual role can be found below, but aside from that you'll get to:

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Collaborate and work with Canada's top housing firms.

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Be a part of a dynamic group of driven students.

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Have a direct impact on Canadians living in the north.

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CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

For uOttawa engineers looking to work on the Nunavut projects, the following roles are currently looking for applicants:

Below are some more engineering-specific roles on the Enactus uOttawa team, not related to the Nunavut projects:

You can find the complete list of Enactus uOttawa open positions here.