Our Mission

As the research division of Aurora College, Aurora Research Institute (ARI)'s mandate is to improve the quality of life for NWT residents by applying scientific, technological and indigenous knowledge to solve northern problems and advance social and economic goals.

Featured Project

September, 1 2020 to March, 31 2022

The Yellowknife Garden Metals Study (YKGMS) collects information on the amount of arsenic and other mining related contaminants (antimony, cadmium, lead, manganese, copper,...

Latest News

November, 21 2022
Research Ethics Committee – External Member Call for Expressions of...
November, 21 2022
Research Ethics Committee – Student Member Call for Expressions of Interest
July, 20 2022
Come learn about the plants of the Mackenzie Delta: their traditional uses...


ARI offers logistical support to researchers in the NWT. Services are available out of the Western Arctic Research Centre, with more limited support available from the South Slave Research Centre. Please be sure to submit a ...