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Board of Governors Representative

Kathy Tsetso  - Board Chair - 
Dehcho Region
Contact: kathy.tsetso@auroracollege.nt.ca
Emails sent to this address will also be forwarded to the President of Aurora College.

Kathy Tsetso’s relationship with Aurora College has come full circle with her appointment to the Board of Governors. Early in her distinguished career, she graduated with honours from the Arctic College (now Aurora College) Social Services program. She has served the citizens and communities of the South Slave and Dehcho regions for nearly four decades, 32 of those years as a GNWT employee.

Kathy has risen through the ranks, beginning as a nursing assistant and special needs assistant, and progressing to the positions of social worker, regional superintendent for GNWT Health & Social Services, and CEO of Health and Human Services for the Dehcho Region. She has served on numerous committees and boards throughout her career, including as an executive board member representing the NWT for both the Canadian Healthcare Association and the Child Welfare League of Canada. As well, she played a key role in developing and establishing the Dehcho Health and Human Services Authority.

Kathy is married to a Dehcho Dene, and has a large extended family throughout the NWT. Her son is also a graduate of Aurora College.

Kathy is passionate about lifelong learning. She believes that having a northern college promotes access to adults who want to attend post-secondary programs, which in helps the region’s economy and increases the number of residents qualified for employment and for leadership roles in the territory..”


South Slave Representative
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Mary Beckett

Beaufort Delta Region
Contact: MBeckett@auroracollege.nt.ca  
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Mary Beckett has lived in Inuvik since 1984, raising all of her four children in the community. She brings a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to the Aurora College Board of Governors. Mary comes from a family of entrepreneurs, and has run her own business since 1991. Prior to opening her business, she worked as a Loans & Mortgage Officer, an Adult Educator with Aurora College, and a substitute teacher. .

Mary strongly believes that learning is a lifetime process, and completed one or more courses each year for nearly 20 years while concurrently raising her children and working. She completed Levels 1-4 of the Certified General Accountant program, and the Assoc. to Institute of Canadian Bankers (Business Program) through McGill University. Mary’s strong commitment to education has been passed on to her children, who are all university graduates or currently enrolled in post-secondary education.

Mary also believes that with current technology, learning opportunities from short-term courses to certificates, diplomas and degree should be accessible to everyone, no matter where they reside.;.

Bambi Amos - 
Staff Representative
Contact: Bambi.Amos@auroracollege.nt.ca 
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Bambi is currently the Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Research, Aurora Research Institute. She earned her Office Administration Diploma at Aurora College’s Aurora Campus in Inuvik, where she was on the honour roll throughout her two years of study. She has also worked with the GNWT Department of the Executive as a Government Service Officer. .

Bambi is a Traditional Artist who has participated in the Great Northern Arts Festival the past few years, is a member of the Kiluit Sewing Group in Sachs Harbour, and is featured on the NWT Arts website. She is an Inuvialuit Beneficiary of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, as well as being a mother of three and an auntie to many. .

She believes that the beginning of a successful professional life is post-secondary education. Bambi brings a great deal of experience and knowledge, as well as the Inuvialuit perspective, with her to her position on the Board of Governors.

William Kellet - 
Yellowknife Representative
Contact: Wkellett@auroracollege.nt.ca 
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In 2001 I left Ontario to begin working with my brother at a start-up ad agency in Canada's far north. In 2005, I took over the business to take it in new directions and keep it as a wholly-owned northern business. With over 15 years in northern communications, I've had the good fortune to work with all levels of government, the College, Concordia University and College Nordique to help attract students and improve their learning experience. I believe in a divers and evolving College is critical to the success of northern students if we want to prepare them and help them achieve a rewarding career, one here in the Northwest Territories. Our economy is changing and our College has to as well, with more co-op, bachelor degree offerings and field research opportunities.

Celine ZoeNorth Slave Representative
Contact: CZoe@auroracollege.nt.ca 
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William KoeElder Representative
Contact: WKoe@auroracollege.nt.ca 
Emails sent to this address will also be forwarded to the President of Aurora College.

Shania Clark - Student Representative 
Yellowknife North Slave Campus
Contact: SClark@auroracollege.nt.ca

Shania is currently in her second year of the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Yellowknife North Slave Campus. Born and raised primarily in Yellowknife, she graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in June 2015, and went directly into the BSN at Aurora College.

She is an active volunteer, and has been involved in SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions – previously Students Against Drunk Driving) and the NWT SPCA.

Shania says she is proud of the accomplishment of being accepted into the BSN and pursuing her post-secondary goals. She says that everyone has the right to try to achieve post-secondary goals, and should be encouraged to do so by fellow students and by instructors and staff. She is happy to be able to study close to home, her family, and her nine-year-old Malamute.

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