2023 Edets’seèhdzà $20,000 Research Mentorship: Apply Now!

November, 14 2023

Aurora College and Hotıì ts’eeda are pleased to announce that the 2023 Edets’seèhdzà Mentorship Opportunity is open for applications until November 30, 2023.

This opportunity supports an Aurora College student to be involved in health research during their studies through a $20,000 salary. Participation in the research project will be part-time during the academic year and full-time over the summer months and. This year, the student will be paired with a health researcher from the Aurora Research Institute (ARI) to work on the “Spark the Fire” project.

Edets’seèhdzà (eh-DEY-tsay-zah) means “stepping forward to challenge yourself” in the Tłı̨chǫ language. There have been five students supported through the Edets’seèhdzà opportunity since its launch in 2019. Research areas have included traditional teachings, Northern focused care and indigenous health research.

For more information or to apply, https://nwtspor.ca/programs/edetsseehdza-research-mentorship

Application inquiries can be directed to Andréanne Robitaille at arobitaille@auroracollege.nt.ca  


Aurora College delivers academic upgrading, trades and industrial training, certificate, diploma and degree programs to more than 3,000 full and part-time students at three campuses, 21 Community Learning Centres and other community sites in the Northwest Territories. Community-centred post-secondary programs reflect Northern culture and the needs of the Northern labour market. Aurora College’s research division, Aurora Research Institute, conducts and supports research in the NWT. Research centres are located in Inuvik, Yellowknife and Fort Smith.

For more information, please contact:

Jayne Murray                                                                           
Manager, Communications & College Relations 
Aurora College                                                             
Phone: 867-872-7021                                                   
Email: jmurray@auroracollege.nt.ca