Our main goal at this time is to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the Aurora College/Aurora Research Institute community and to reduce the risk to communities across the Northwest Territories.

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. For information about the impacts on Aurora Research Institute and Aurora College operations, please see the Aurora College website linked here.

For information on the COVID-19 response plan from the Research Ethics Committee click here.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aurora Research Institute will continue to accept research licence applications. We request that all researchers continue to follow Covid-19 protocols, which include physical distancing, area cleaning and the use of non-medical masks and hand sanitizer.

The NWT CPHO advisories for updated COVID-19 information and travel directives can be found at

If you have any questions about this message or about the NWT research licensing process, please contact us at

The Western Arctic Field Center (WARC) is currently providing field, logistic, and accommodation support to external researchers for 2022 field season (‘external’ refers to any individual who is not an Aurora College employee). External Researchers wishing to access WARC facilities or housing must abide by territorial chief public health order guidelines for entry into the Northwest Territories and have already completed any mandatory self-isolation (see link for up-to-date information).   Access to WARC facilities or housing is scheduled through the Logistics Coordinator. 

For information on entering Canada:

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For information on accessing WARC research facilities and accommodations please contact us at

If you have any questions about this message or about research support and logistic services at WARC, please contact us at