The polytechnic university will be an innovative institution as reflected in its strategy, operations and organizational culture. This will extend to how the polytechnic university collaborates with partners to maximize post-secondary education and research opportunities across the NWT.

The term “co-investment partner” means any organization with a common interest in post-secondary education or research that, through a formal agreement, contributes knowledge, resources or funding to the polytechnic university.

Through co-investment partnership agreements, Aurora College will frame how it collaborates around teaching and research with GNWT and federal departments, Indigenous governments, communities, industry, non-governmental organizations and other post-secondary institutions. Such agreements will, in most instances, continue past the launch of the polytechnic university as ongoing collaboration will be a hallmark of the institution’s success.

As the transformation moves forward opportunities for co-investment partnership will become more evident and necessary.