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Tyra Cockney-Goose Wins National Science Award in Ottawa

(Inuvik, NT) April, 26- Inuvialuit Regional Corporation would like to congratulate Tyra Cockney-Goose, who received a STEAM award and $25,000 scholarship, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum last evening in Ottawa.  Ingenium – Canada’s Museum’s of Science and Innovation announced the prizes on April 17.  She is one of five recipients, the first Inuit, and the only female to win this $25,000 prize, and a example of what youth from the ISR can accomplish in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Valedictorian of her class at Inuvik's East Three Secondary School in 2018, Tyra Cockney-Goose is now working towards her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of Victoria, with a goal of becoming a teacher and returning north.

IRC looks forward to working with her this summer in IRC's Research Division as a returning summer student in support of work related to the Beaufort Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment, as well as other climate change related initiatives. Taking on the position of Climate Change and Environmental Policy Assistant, Tyra will be tasked with expanding Inuvialuit capacity and knowledge of environment/climate change information and data analysis.

Find her full biography and a list of other 2019 award recipients at this link:

https://steamhorizonawards.ca/2019-winners/ 

The awards program honours youth who promote positive changes throughout their communities using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) and is funded through the Scholarships and Fellowships Division of the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).  Congratulations Tyra Cockney-Goose!