Provide input into the future of Postsecondary Education in the NWT: Have your say

Survey CLOSED

What is this engagement about?

The GNWT is creating a common vision to guide future decision-making in postsecondary education in the Northwest Territories.

We want to make sure this vision reflects the views, beliefs and ideas of the people of the Territory.

How do I participate?

Everyone in the NWT is invited to complete the postsecondary education vision survey and there are three ways to do so:  

  1. Complete the survey online – HERE – on your home computer or mobile device. 

  2. Visit an ECE Service Centre or GSO Office and use one of their computers to complete the survey online.

  3. Your local ECE Service Centre or GSO Office can provide a paper copy of the survey and assist you with submitting it to the Department of Education, Culture and Employment. You may also FAX a completed survey to the Department at (867) 873-0115.

Where can I find related information?

Vision Speaker Series: 

In addition to the public survey, the GNWT is coordinating a public speaker series to help inspire discussion around the future of our postsecondary education system. All Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

Recordings of Speaker Series events can be found through the following links:

Date: March 12
Subject: A Vision for Postsecondary Education in the NWT
Host : Hotıì ts'eeda
Speaker(s): Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, Denise McDonald, Lesa Semmler
Link: Click Here (redirect to Hotıì ts'eeda Facebook)

Date: March 13
Subject : Postsecondary Readiness
Host: Aurora College
Speaker(s): Ken Latour
Link: Click Here (redirect to Aurora College Youtube)

Date: March 20 (Yellowknife)
Subject : Building a Dream: Creating a new Polytechnic University in Canada’s North 
Host: Aurora College
Speaker(s): Tom Weegar
Link: Click Here (redirect to Aurora College Youtube)

Date: March 21 (Fort Smith)
Subject : Building a Dream: Creating a new Polytechnic University in Canada’s North 
Host: Aurora College
Speaker(s): Tom Weegar
Link: Click here (redirect to Aurora College Youtube)

Date: March 26 
Subject : Collaborative Governance and Innovative Program Delivery Models
Host: Collège nordique francophone
Speaker(s): Luc Bussières (Université de Hearst), Donald DesRoches (Collège de l’Ile)
Link: Click here (redirect to Collège nordique francophone Youtube)

Date: March 27 (Inuvik)
Subject : Building a Dream: Creating a new Polytechnic University in Canada’s North 
Host: Aurora College
Speaker(s): Tom Weegar
Link: Click here (redirect to Aurora College Youtube)

Other Information:

You can find documents about Aurora College and its transformation to a polytechnic university HERE.

We also encourage you to visit the sites of other postsecondary education and research organizations operating in the Northwest Territories:

                Aurora College

                Aurora Research Institute

                Collège nordique francophone

                Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning

                Hotıì ts’eeda

                Wilfrid Laurier University

                University of Victoria

Where can I find results?

Survey input will shape the development of a Framework for Postsecondary Education in the NWT and will be shared publicly on this website. The Framework will include the vision and goals to guide future decisions around postsecondary education in our territory.

Who can I contact for information?

If there is information that you are looking for that is not above, please email:  ECEpublicaffairs@gov.nt.ca

Or contact Mike Argue @ 867-767-9065 x71078