Aurora College Transformation Quarterly Report Highlights Site Selection Criteria and What’s Next

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) released the fifth Quarterly Report on the Aurora College Transformation today. The release of quarterly reports supports the GNWT’s efforts to be transparent and accountable throughout the transformation process, while also aiming to enhance NWT resident and stakeholder understanding of what the polytechnic university can mean to residents, to communities and to the territory.

The June Quarterly Report highlights completed and forthcoming activities for the Aurora College Transformation in Phase 2. This includes:

  • Criteria for the site selection on the polytechnic university Yellowknife North Slave campus and what to watch for next. 
  • Information on the Facilities Master Plan (FMP).
  • An update on the re-establishment of the Aurora College Board of Governors.

Quarterly Reports, which can be found on the transformation website resources page are intended to provide the public with progress of milestones throughout the transformation process and highlight areas of success and/or public interest.

This is an exciting time for Aurora College Transformation. The transformation process is, at its core, a series of steps to build capacity and create opportunities for success. The GNWT will continue to keep NWT residents apprised of updates via future quarterly reports, regular updates to the website and planned engagement when applicable.


“Since the last quarterly report was released, we’ve entered Phase 2 of the transformation and have started to see concrete changes take shape. The quarterly reports are intended to support transparency and keep NWT residents updated on the progress being made towards transformation. Indigenous governments, the public, students, our partners, and key stakeholders can expect to see this level of transparency and accountability in quarterly reports until transformation is complete.”

R.J. SimpsonMinister of Education, Culture and Employment

Quick facts

  • The Aurora College transformation began in October 2018 and is structured around three phases.
  • Phase 1 is now complete. This phase of the transformation was focused on strengthening the foundation and planning for change.
  • The project is now in Phase 2, which focuses on transformational change.

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For information, please contact:

Krystal Pidborochynski
Manager, Strategic Communications
Aurora College Transformation
Government of the Northwest Territories
(867) 767-9065 ext. 71078