Aurora College celebrates NWT Personal Support Workers (PSW) Day June 29 PSW Clinical Excellence Award and Preceptor of the Year recipients announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2021 YELLOWKNIFE, NT – To celebrate Personal Support Workers Day in the Northwest Territories, Aurora College has named the recipients of two awards – the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Clinical Excellence Award and the Preceptor of the Year. The PSW Clinical Excellence Award 2021 recipient is Karin von Allmen. The…

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Aurora College – #WeAnswerTheCall National Nursing Week

YELLOWKNIFE, NT – In a year unlike any other, the Canadian Nurses Association has chosen the theme “#WeAnswerTheCall” to commemorate National Nursing Week May 10-16, 2021. Aurora College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will recognize the week by announcing the “Preceptor of the Year” award and holding the annual pinning ceremony for both 2020…

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Retired Aurora College Research Associate and instructor wins National Award

YELLOWKNIFE, NT – Dr. Pertice Moffitt – Research Associate, retired Instructor and Health Research Program Manager – is the bronze recipient of the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty 2021. Awarded annually since 2010, the CICan Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty recognizes an individual or team who has exhibited consistent excellence in teaching and…

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Statement of NWT Post-Secondary Education Institutions on Progress Made Through Their Memorandum of Understanding

YELLOWKNIFE, March 12, 2021: “As heads of post-secondary education institutions in the NWT, and against a backdrop of unparalleled and rapid change for students and post-secondary education institutions, we are pleased to report back to the communities we serve on results of discussions we committed to through our joint Memorandum of Understanding. Together, and with…

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Aurora College to receive $1.69 M from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2021 INUVIK, NT – Aurora College will receive $1,686,897 to enhance warehouse infrastructure. This funding will be used to advance the warehouse expansion project as other co-investments are sought. The expansion as planned will support researchers working at the Western Arctic Research Centre. The funding, through the Canada Foundation for…

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2021 Edets’seèhdzà Studentship Award Open for Applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 24, 2021 Yellowknife (February 24, 2021) – Hotıì ts’eeda and Aurora College are pleased to announce that the 2021 Edets’seèhdzà Studentship Award is open for applications from March 1-15, 2021. The studentship supports an Aurora College student to be involved in health research during their studies through a $20,000 stipend.…

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Aurora College planning face-to-face classes in 2021-2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2021 FORT SMITH, NT – For the 2021- 2022 academic year starting this fall, Aurora College plans to offer most programs and courses face-to-face at campuses and Community Learning Centres across the Northwest Territories.Depending on the size of the classroom space, up to 20 students will be able to participate…

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Innovative alternative energy project in Inuvik receives $95,000 federal grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2021 INUVIK, NT – An innovative partnership between Aurora College and a Gwich’in-owned company has received $95,000 to support studying the potential to convert waste cardboard into heating pellets for homes and businesses in Inuvik and the Beaufort Delta. Aurora Research Institute, Aurora College’s research division, and Delta Enterprises were…

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Geographic Information System (GIS) to Support the Development and Implementation of Mineral Strategies in the Western Arctic

FOR RELEASE ON: November 16, 2020INUVIK, NT – Aurora Research Institute, the research division of Aurora College, has recently released a Western Arctic Minerals Geographic Information System (MGIS) to support Northern stakeholders in making informed decisions with respect to mineral strategy management and land use planning. The MGIS integrates geospatial data with the most up…

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The transformation of Aurora College into a polytechnic university continues to advance with the establishment of three new research chair positions at the three Aurora College campuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 10, 2020FORT SMITH, NT – Three new Research Chair positions have been established at Aurora College that will play a significant role in strengthening the institution’s foundation as it transforms into a polytechnic university. “We are committed to academic and research excellence and this is an opportunity to continue building research capacity…

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New Aurora College Strategic Plan sets direction for 2020-2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 13, 2020FORT SMITH, NT – Aurora College is pleased to release its new 2020-2023 strategic plan today – a guiding document for the next three years of its transformation into a polytechnic university.   The document – Strengthening the Foundation and Planning for Change: Aurora College’s 3-year Strategic Plan – sets out…

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Aurora College, Collège nordique francophone and Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning formalize commitment to work together with MOU

For Immediate Release – September 28, 2020 YELLOWKNIFE, NT—Aurora College, Collège nordique francophone, and Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning, have entered into an agreement to formalize a collaborative relationship and build capacity to increase access to post-secondary programming and services in the NWT. Signatories will contribute their institutional strengths to support the development of…

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Aurora College Special Projects Coordinator awarded POLAR Northern Resident Scholarship by Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2020 INUVIK, NT – Erika Hille, special projects coordinator and librarian at Aurora Research Institute (ARI), the research division of Aurora College, was awarded a POLAR Northern Resident Scholarship by the Association of Canadian Universities of Northern Studies (ACUNS) earlier this month.  This award supports full-time graduate students that are…

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2020 Preceptor of the Year chosen by Aurora College’s BSN program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 25, 2020 YELLOWKNIFE, NT – Laura McBride, Clinical Coordinator for the Surgical Unit of Stanton Territorial Hospital, has been chosen as the 2020 Preceptor of the Year for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Aurora College. She was nominated by graduating BSN student John Mark (JM) Mabilog. The Preceptor…

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Celebrating students and faculty during National Nursing Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2020 YELLOWKNIFE, NT – Aurora College is inviting residents of the NWT to help celebrate our nursing students and faculty during National Nursing Week, May 11-17, 2020. This year’s theme – Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health – is especially poignant in 2020 as the…

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Funding received to assess sites for potential wind power generation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2020 INUVIK, NT – Aurora College is one of six colleges to share in the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s College-Industry Innovation Fund awards announced recently by William Amos, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. Aurora College’s research division, Aurora Research Institute (ARI), has been awarded $170,375…

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