October, 25 2023

Aurora College is seeking a student member for its Research Ethics Committee (REC). If you're an Aurora College student with a passion for research, you're invited to join for a one-year term. Previous committee experience is a plus, but not required; training will be provided. To apply or learn more, send your resume and a letter of interest by November 20, 2023, to Sunila R. Kalkar, Manager of Research Ethics,

September, 26 2023

The Aurora Research Institute (ARI) is looking for an external member to join its Research Advisory Council (RAC), a committee under the Aurora College Board of Governors. The RAC advises on research priorities, development, and strategy aligned with ARI's strategic plan. They are specifically seeking a Social Sciences Representative with expertise in NWT-based research and a history of securing competitive funding. Applications, including a CV and cover letter, should be submitted by October 27, 2023, to Aurora College Board of Governors. Contact details for questions and applications are provided.

September, 6 2023

The Western Arctic Research Centre is resuming logistical support services on September 11, 2023, following recent evacuations and forest fires in the NWT. Researchers can now submit logistical requests. Be advised, due to construction, storage access is limited. Ensure your research licences are current.

August, 17 2023

On August 15, 2023 the GNWT declared a territory-wide state of emergency due to the ongoing wildfire crisis throughout the NWT. This state of emergency extends until October 2, 2023.

August, 16 2023

ATTENTION YELLOWKNIFE STUDENTS AND STAFF: Effective immediately, Aurora College’s Yellowknife North Slave Campus will be closed until at least Monday, August 21, 2023, due to the current wildfire situation. We will re-assess the closure as updates are received from city officials and emergency organizations.

June, 27 2023

The Aurora Research Institute (ARI) STEM Outreach team of Aurora College has been honored with the 2023 Premier's Award in the Teams category for their outstanding work in providing experiential STEM education to youth and educators across the Northwest Territories. Over the past year, they have organized more than 500 hands-on STEM events, engaging nearly 10,000 NWT youth in over 25 communities. The team has also mentored hundreds of teachers, equipping them with the necessary skills and tools for inquiry-driven STEM programming. By incorporating Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and partnering with regional organizations, they have successfully addressed the unique needs of Northern students and educators.

June, 14 2023

Join us at the Aurora Research Institute, Western Arctic Research Center, for our speaker series event, "The Personality of Permafrost in the Western Arctic" on June 28th, from 7-8 PM. Presenters Jen Humphries and Alice Wilson will discuss permafrost conditions, study methods, and notable projects within the NWT Ground Temperature Monitoring Network.

June, 8 2023

Aurora College has received a $150,000 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to address the healthcare workforce crisis in the Northwest Territories, with a focus on Indigenous and Northern youth. The project, "Spark the Fire," aims to encourage more diverse representation in healthcare and social services professions by drawing from Indigenous and Northern perspectives and strategies.

May, 8 2023

Get ready for an exciting speaker series at Aurora Research Institute Inuvik, titled "The Northern Social Economy in 2023: New Challenges and Opportunities." Join us on May 16th as we welcome Professor Chris Southcott from Lakehead University to explore innovative solutions driven by community-based social groups in northern communities. Gain valuable insights, connect with others, and empower our communities to drive sustainable growth. Don't miss this captivating event!  

May, 4 2023

The much-anticipated STEM community event, Science Rendezvous, is returning after a pause due to COVID-19! on Saturday, May 13th, we'll be back in full swing in both Inuvik and Fort Smith! In Inuvik, join us at the Midnight Sun Complex from 11AM to 3PM. We'll have engaging activities, demonstrations, and exhibits for all ages! Learn from experts, explore new technology, and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of STEM! In Fort Smith we are excited to host you at the Aurora College Thebacha Campus from 11AM to 2PM.