Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced over $9 million in funding for PromoScience grants. These grants support hands-on learning experiences to inspire the next generation of Canadian scientists and researchers. Aurora Research Institute, the research division of Aurora College, was one of 96 successful applicants. With this funding, Annika Trimble, the Outreach Coordinator at the Western Arctic Research Centre (WARC), and Hilary Turko, the Outreach Coordinator at the South Slave Research Centre, will be able to offer engaging and interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programming to improve science literacy in the NWT and build on the relationship between traditional and scientific knowledge. ARI is very proud of the work Annika and Hilary do. Congratulations!
Our priority at this time is the health and safety of the Aurora College/Aurora Research Institute community, as well as the larger NWT and research communities. The Western Arctic (WARC), North Slave (NSRC) and South Slave (SSRC) Research Centres are currently open. WARC research support and logistical services for outside researchers are available at this time.