50th Anniversary Celebration
Items in this Collection
- 2Polar Impact Exhibit
- 1Arctic Canada
- 1Entry Display
- 1Inuktitut Syllabic Typewriter
Polar Impacts Display on language featuring an Olivetti Inuktitut Syllabic (Manual) Typewriter, an excample of bridging western technology and indigenous cultures. Inuit languages were originally oral and had no written language until Inuktitut syllabics were adopted to create a standard writing...
Entry display featured the Electromagnetic 'Bird' used to measure the thickness of the ice using electromagnetic sounding. This technique is usually used on land to map ore or groundwater deposits. Dr. Christian Haas, Professor of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences adapted the technique to create a...