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Andrea Burry


ISBN: 978-1-897568-31-6

Publish Date

May 2015


6" x 9"

# of Pages

182 pages

Print format

Trade paperback


English with Inuktitut translation terms

Tukisigiaruti Timittiaringnirmut

Health Glossary for Nunavut Educators

This glossary provides simple but accurate definitions for over 200 health-science terms from the fields of anatomy (muscle, spinal cord), pathology (anemia, stroke), nutrition (carbohydrate, sodium), and psychology (defence mechanism, compensation). Each term includes suggested Inuktitut translations in both Roman and syllabics from three communities in Nunavut: Gjoa Haven, Baker Lake, and Clyde River.

This essential resource will provide health-science instructors in Nunavut with an easy-to-use reference to assist in educating the next generation of Nunavut health workers.

“This book is an invaluable resource for both students and interpreters/translators working in the medical field.” —Jaypeetee Arnakak, editor of Unikkaaqtuat Qikiqtaninngaaqtut: Traditional Stories from the Qikiqtani Region

Andrea Burry is the program manager at the Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP) in Iqaluit. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Regina. Andrea’s research examines how history, culture, and race intersect with dominant assumptions of health in Iqaluit schools. Andrea is exploring possibilities for young people in Nunavut to make sense of their bodies in alternative ways.