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New Institutional Member – Aurora College shares about their CBR initiatives

Aurora College is a college located in the Northwest Territories, Canada with campuses in Inuvik, Fort Smith, and Yellowknife. The college also includes 21 Community Learning Centres located in remote communities across the NWT. Currently, the college is sectioned into two large divisions: the post-secondary division and the job training and adult education division.The post-secondary division of the college offers several degree programs through partnerships with southern universities, post-secondary diploma and certificate programs as well as trades and apprenticeship programs. Aurora College also has dynamic and flexible job training programs, which are offered mainly in the small remote communities of the NWT and which consist of everything from firearms safety to mine training.

Publications, reports, and student success story videos regarding the School of Developmental Studies programming can be obtained from the website. Aurora College is also distinctive in that it has a high quality Research and Development branch called Aurora Research Institute (ARI). The mandate of ARI is to apply scientific, technological and traditional knowledge to solve northern problems and advance the territorial economy and society. ARI publications and reports can be obtained from their website

Aurora College is in transition to becoming a Polytechnic University so the years ahead present many exciting opportunities as well as challenges. The college has always worked closely with community and territorial partners, and that collaborative approach will provide guidance to becoming a uniquely northern but widely recognized polytechnic university.

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