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FLAS alumnus contributes to NSF Arctic Data Center

Timothy waves “hello” from a Fishing Derby in Arviat, Nunavut. Photo credit: Timothy Pasch.

March 24, 2020

Timothy Pasch, former Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow in Inuktitut (2005-09), has become a key contributor to the National Science Foundation’s Arctic Data Center.

The Arctic Data Center provides hands-on training for Arctic researchers who would like to learn more about open data. Timothy attended an Arctic Data Center training in fall of 2019 and will be co-leading a virtual workshop this spring. He is currently funded through the NSF Arctic Social Sciences division that looks at the connection between small business development and traditional language and technology.

Timothy was a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow in Inuktitut between 2005 and 2009. He was the Center’s first FLAS Fellow in Inuktitut helping to establish the relationship between Mick Mallon and the University. Over the past 15 years he has travelled extensively in Nunavik and Nunavut in Canada. He is currently an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of North Dakota. His NSF work takes place jointly in Alaska and Nunavut.