Aurora College to become Aurora University

November 2, 2020

Aurora College will become Aurora University in 2025. Aurora College has released its implementation plan, which outlines four areas of specialization: skilled trades and technology; earth resources and environmental management; northern health, education and community services; and business and leadership. CBC reports that specific details, such as where the main campus will be and what courses will be offered, have not yet been determined. Chris Joseph, NWT government director of Aurora College transformation, said that a key priority of the transition is supporting “social and economic development, but within that, ensuring that northerners are first in line for jobs in [the] Northwest Territories, addressing labour demand that ensures our businesses and industries are successful in the N.W.T.” CBC (NWT)