This message is sent to all staff on behalf
of President Andy Bevan. A similar student-specific message has been sent to
April 2, 2020
Information for Aurora College Team
This certainly has
been a week like no other week for the Aurora College Team. Never before have
we been required to change how and where we teach with a 10 day
turnaround. The part you played in this is much appreciated.
waters will continue to change and I appreciate your commitment and dedication
to student success. I hope that you will all use this as an opportunity to work
together to develop solutions as challenges arise.
For those of you
working at home, thank you for adapting to this new normal and continuing to
support students and operations.
To those of you are
required to be physically at our College buildings, and who keep them safe and
in working order, thank you; you are a truly valued member of our college
community always, and even more so now.
The situation is
continually changing. Although I will no longer provide daily updates, you will
continue to receive updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays moving forward.
Working from home
To protect the health and well-being of the few
members of the College team who are required to be on site, please do not go to the campuses, community
learning centres or research centres for any reason without direction from your
We continue to determine how we can ensure all staff
have the resources they need to work from home.
As our new programming methods stabilizes, we will begin to address this issue.
Please continue to check your e-mail and voice mail,
and respond to students as quickly as possible.
All College buildings,
learning centres and research facilities remain closed. Please do not go to the campuses, community learning centres or
research centres for any reason without direction from your supervisor.
Aurora College residences or student housing units
will remain open and operational until the end of each student’s scheduled
semester, even if their classes are online, suspended or cancelled.
Please let students know they should be making plans
to return to their home community when their program was scheduled to end, if
they haven’t already.
Students who receive Student Financial Assistance
(SFA) can call SFA to help their make travel arrangements. SFA Toll-free: 1-800-661-0793, Yellowknife: 867-767-9355
or by email email@example.com
By now you will have been in contact with
all of the students in your programs – thank you for your efforts!
If you have been unable to reach any
students please discuss options with your supervisor.
A summary of what is
happening throughout the College, and more info, is available on our website. www.auroracollege.nt.ca.
The latest program information is HERE.
If you have recently returned to the NWT you should
be aware of the strict orders of the Chief Public
Health Officer that can be found HERE.
Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) remains available to staff at
You can keep up to date on other COVID-19
information on these websites:
College’s website has information about what the College is doing to reduce
the impact of COVID-19 on our communities.
Chief Public Health Officer’s website has the latest health information,
legal orders and recommendations. The biggest change recently has been the
requirement for travellers to self-isolate after returning to the NWT. You are
expected to respect this legal order whether it applies to you or to your friends
and loved ones.
website has information for post-secondary students. You may want to follow
SFA on Facebook and/or Twitter.
The GNWT posts a daily update
about government services.
you all for your continued dedication and commitment to keeping our communities
safe and continuing programming where possible.
I will update you again on Tuesday.