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. In response to the global pandemic of COVID-19, the Western Arctic (WARC), North Slave (NSRC) and South Slave (SSRC) Research Centres are currently closed. All of the WARC research support and logistical services for outside researchers are suspended at this time.
The environment is a fabulous area of study, because the possibilities of exploration are virtually limitless. Through the lens of STEM we can learn to understand the processes around us that make up our world.
Engaging, exploring and playing with science is how I grew to pursue education in STEM, and it is now how I can spark interest in the next generation.
I first dipped my toe in the waters of ARI via the front gardens, which I helped maintain over a summer. In my current role, I assist Annika with the STEM Outreach program, as well as the Western Arctic Research Center Ethnobotany Gardens. Both online and hands-on, I hope to help increase student engagement and curiosity for STEM in the NWT.