July, 8 2024

We are thrilled to announce the June 2024 Newsletter, packed with updates from the South Slave Research Centre (SSRC). Highlights include the Boreal Berry Patch Collective, Makerspace projects, wildfire and species research, and local food initiatives. Discover our new Environmental Field Camp and insights from dedicated staff and students. Dive into soil fertility and water research. Read the full newsletter for more on our efforts towards food sovereignty and sustainability.

May, 27 2024

Aurora College's Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ Journal seeks members for its Editorial Advisory Board. The biannual journal integrates peer-reviewed articles with storytelling and art to foster Northern knowledge. Board members guide the journal, serve as reviewers, and support a decolonized review process. Diverse applicants, including Indigenous, racialized, disabled, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, are encouraged to apply by June 14, 2024. 

May, 23 2024

Aurora College, Hotıì ts’eeda, and the Institute of Circumpolar Health Research (ICHR) have secured $962,900 from the Research Support Fund (RSF) for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. This funding will enhance research infrastructure, administrative support, and community engagement, benefiting Northern Canada.

May, 3 2024

Aurora College's Aurora Research Institute has received $602,500 from the Suncor Energy Foundation to enhance its STEM Outreach Team for the next four years. This funding will improve STEM education for youth in the Northwest Territories, focusing on small communities. In the past year, the outreach team engaged over 8,500 students through 450 events and launched a teacher training program with specialized loaner kits.

April, 29 2024

Step into a world where science comes alive! Join us at Inuvik Science Rendezvous 2024 for a day of thrilling discoveries and interactive fun. From the marvels of robots to the mysteries of the cosmos, ignite your curiosity. Don't miss out—adventure beckons at East Three Secondary School on May 11th!

April, 24 2024

Aurora College and BGC Engineering are embarking on a five-year project to improve transportation safety and reliability in Canada's North. This initiative, supported by the Government of Canada, leverages innovative data management systems to strengthen infrastructure against environmental impacts.

February, 14 2024

In our latest stafff spotlight, meet Hilary Turko, Fort Smith's STEM Outreach Coordinator at the Aurora Research Institute, recognized with the 2023 GNWT Premier’s Award for her significant contributions to STEM education. Hilary's efforts focus on enhancing critical thinking and innovation among youth in the Northwest Territories. Through strategic partnerships and engaging programs, she's making a tangible impact. Read on to learn about her approach to STEM outreach, the challenges she navigates, and what lies ahead for the Institute's outreach initiatives.

February, 12 2024


Aurora College is calling for expressions of interest from Northwest Territories residents to join its Research Ethics Committee (REC) as community members. This vital role, not open to current students or employees, involves reviewing research proposals to ensure adherence to ethical standards. With monthly meetings and annual training, selected members will contribute to ethical research practices over a three-year term. An honorarium is provided. Interested? Apply by March 1, 2024.

February, 9 2024

Boreal Berry Patch Collective is having their Open House on February 17 at Roaring Rapids Hall with more event details to come

January, 22 2024

Antonia Lafferty, a fourth-year student in Aurora College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, has received the $20,000 Edets’seèhdzà Mentorship from Hotıì ts’eeda and Aurora College. She's committed to addressing healthcare disparities through community engagements and research. Congratulations, Antonia Lafferty! For more info, visit