May 9, 2019

INUVIK, NT – Aurora College is one of 15 post-secondary institutions whose application for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Institutional Capacity-Building Grant was approved for funding.

The funding will be instrumental in Aurora College’s transformation from a college to a polytechnic university. With this funding, Aurora College will research, develop, and implement an EDI plan for a polytechnic university and plan, develop, and implement a new Traditional Knowledge (TK) policy. The new Traditional Knowledge policy will build upon Aurora College’s current Traditional Knowledge policy implemented in 1996. Aurora College was an early implementer of Traditional Knowledge policy in a post-secondary institution and with this funding will build upon Aurora College’s long history of integrating traditional knowledge into teaching and learning.

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Aurora Research Institute (ARI) is the research division of Aurora College.  The mandate of ARI is to improve the quality of life for residents of the Northwest Territories by applying scientific, technological and Indigenous knowledge to solve northern problems and advance social and economic goals. To achieve this mandate ARI conducts, supports, and licenses research throughout the NWT.  ARI is headquartered in Inuvik, and has regional research centres in Inuvik, Yellowknife and Fort Smith.

For more information, please contact:
Jayne Murray
Manager, Communications & College Relations
Aurora College
Phone: 867-872-7021