50 Years of Educating Northerners

2018

2018

2018

Aurora College celebrates 50 years of educating Northerners! Practical Nurse Diploma is introduced at Aurora Campus. Early Learning and Child Care Diploma is introduced at Yellowknife North Slave Campus.

2017

2017

2017

Construction begins on $10 million Centre for Mine and Industry Training at Thebacha Campus. Full-time, on-site delivery of the Early Childhood Development Diploma is offered at Aurora Campus, the first delivery in NWT.

2016

2016

2016

Mine training programs are moved to Thebacha Campus from Yellowknife. Post Graduate Certificate in Remote Nursing is introduced at Yellowknife North Slave Campus to replace Masters in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner, which graduated its final class in May 2015. New Access programs (Occupations & College Access and University and College Access) are introduced at all three campuses. Full-time, on-site delivery of the Early Childhood Development Diploma is offered at Aurora Campus, the first delivery in NWT.

2015

2015

2015

Aurora College celebrates 20 years of delivering Nursing Education. Video-conferencing is piloted as the delivery method for Business Administration and Office Administration programs. Aurora College became a signatory to Colleges and Institutes Canada’s Indigenous Education Protocol for College and Universities. Full-time, on-site delivery of the Early Childhood Development Certificate is offered at Aurora Campus, the first full-time delivery in NWT.

2014

2014

2014

Aurora Research Institute celebrates 50 years of research in the NWT. Aurora College becomes eligible to apply for Tri-Council research grants through NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council) and SSHRC (Social Science and Humanities Research Council). The first Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) learners receive their NWT Senior Secondary School Diploma through the Adult Recognition Model (ARM). ARM allows adult learners to receive high school credits for learning the occurred inside or outside of a classroom after they left the K-12 education system.

2013

2013

2013

Personal Support Worker Certificate is offered for the first time at Aurora Campus in Inuvik.

2012

2012

2012

Behchokǫ̀ First Nation is the site of the first Personal Support Worker Certificate program offered outside of Yellowknife. 19 students complete the program in spring 2013.

2011

2011

2011

First NWT Youth Symposium is hosted at Thebacha Campus to introduce high school students to Aurora College and to post-secondary education. The new headquarters for Aurora Research Centre and the Western Arctic Research Centre open in Inuvik. Three new Community Learning Centres are opened: in Kátł’odeeche First Nation, Łutselk’e Dene First Nation, and Tsiigehtchic. Northern Adult Basic Education (NABE) funding is received by the three northern colleges (Aurora College, Nunavut Arctic College, Yukon College) from the federal government to deliver the multi-year, multi-million dollar program to improve northerners’ opportunities to enter the labour market or prepare for further post-secondary education.

2010

2010

2010

Northern Leadership Development Program (NLDP) is delivered for the first time. Diploma in Supply Management is offered through agreement with NWT Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada. Transfer agreements are finalized with University of Lethbridge to allow Business Administration Diploma and Environment and Natural Resources Technology Diploma graduates to transfer credits to specific Bachelor’s degrees.

2009

2009

2009

Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner Stream) is introduced and delivered at Yellowknife North Slave Campus, in partnership with Dalhousie University.

2008

2008

2008

The Mobile Trades Training Lab (MTTL) is acquired to deliver programs in the Inuvik and Beaufort Delta regions. Aurora College partnered with the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) to purchase the MTTL. The Underground Mine Simulator is acquired for use at Yellowknife North Slave Campus. Aurora College celebrates 40 years of adult and post-secondary education in NWT.

2007

2007

2007

Aurora Campus’s new residence building opens in Inuvik.

2006

2006

The Thebacha Kue residence building opens at Thebacha Campus in Fort Smith.

2005

2005

2005

The Trades Awareness Program, a partnership with the South Slave Divisional Education Council and Education, Culture & Employment – South Slave Region, is developed to introduce high school students in the South Slave region to trades and to college life, and is delivered at Thebacha Campus.

2000

2000

2000

Four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a partnership with the University of Victoria, is introduced to replace the Northern Nursing Diploma. Teacher Education Diploma expands to a three-year program from two.

1995

1995

1995

On January 1, Arctic College is split into two, becoming Aurora College and Nunavut Arctic College. The Science Institute of the NWT is divided into the Aurora Research Institute and Nunavut Research Institute, which are integrated into Aurora College and Nunavut Arctic College. The new Academic Wing at Thebacha Campus opens. A five-year corporate plan – Blueprint for the Future maps out the first five years of Aurora College’s development.

1994

1994

1994

The two-year Northern Nursing Diploma is established in Yellowknife.

1992

1992

1992

In preparation for the division of the NWT and the creation of Nunavut, the plan to create two colleges is announced, with Fort Smith and Iqaluit housing the head offices of the respective colleges.

1990

1990

1990

Adult Educators in the Fort Smith region join Arctic College, completing the transfer of Adult Education to Arctic College.

1989

1989

Adult Educators in the Inuvik region join Arctic College.

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