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

January, 9 2024

Join Aurora College's Xàgots’eeèhk’ǫ̀ Journal in exploring 'Surviving and Thriving in the North.' Share your stories of resilience and adaptability in our upcoming Spring/Summer edition. Submissions from all disciplines and formats welcome. NEW DEADLINE: March 15, 2024. Details at

December, 7 2023


Aurora College ranks 31st in Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges for 2023, its seventh year on the list. The college experienced a significant 83.5% growth in research income, ranking 7th in this area, and stands 28th for research dollars per researcher. It's recognized in the top 15 for research partnerships and industry income. Aurora College excels in various research fields, including environmental studies, health, Traditional Knowledge, and STEM, with notable projects in climate change and renewable energy.

December, 6 2023

Aurora College celebrated Northern Nursing Research Day on November 29 2023, showcasing the academic achievements of its Health and Human Services students and faculty in Yellowknife. Sponsored by Hotıì ts'eeda, the event featured 21 research posters, including 18 literature reviews by fourth-year BSN students and faculty-led projects. The research, vital for northern healthcare, emphasized nursing scholarship and practical applications in a northern context.

November, 24 2023

Aurora College is celebrating student research with two events in Yellowknife. On Nov 29, healthcare students will present their projects at Northern Nursing Research Day on the third floor of the Yellowknife North Slave Campus. Then, on Dec 1, the Northern Student Research Gathering at the Yellowknife Ski Club will unite student researchers and mentors. Both events are open to the media and the public.

November, 14 2023

Aurora College, in collaboration with Hotıì ts'eeda, is inviting applications for the Edets’seèhdzà Research Mentorship until November 30, 2023. This program offers a unique opportunity for students to engage in health research, pairing with experts and receiving a $20,000 salary for their work on the "Spark the Fire" project.

November, 13 2023

Join our webinar, "Aquatic Ecology in the North," on Nov 22 at 1 PM MST. Hear from experts like Dr. Heidi Swanson and Aurora Research Institute's Dr. Mike Palmer about northern water ecosystems. Register by the Zoom link to learn about mercury in fish, Arctic Char, and lake recoveries.