Aurora completes Phase One of transformation to polytechnic university

January 5, 2022
Aurora College has completed the first phase of its transformation into a polytechnic university, as the Government of the Northwest Territories has unanimously passed Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Aurora College Act. The passage of this bill will allow Aurora to be created as an arm’s length postsecondary institution with a new governance system. The institution will be governed by a Board of Governors, Academic Council, and Indigenous Knowledge Holders Council. These governing bodies will be guided by recommendations from the Standing Committee on Social Development including the increase of the minimum number and proportion of Indigenous Northerners on the Board, increased Board autonomy, and requirements of consultation with Indigenous governments. NWT (NWT)