After 5 years and not using a board, Aurora Faculty seeks governors

Aurora Faculty on Thursday formally opened the method of recruiting a brand new board of administrators, 5 years after the final board was dismissed.

The NWT authorities eliminated the faculty’s board in June 2017 – Changing it with Denny Rodgers, a government-appointed administrator – forward of a full assessment of school programming.

On the time, the territorial authorities stated the transfer was short-term.


Since then, the territory has introduced it plans to show the faculty right into a polytechnic college with a brand new governance system, adjustments supposed to be in place by 2025.

A press launch on Thursday states the faculty is now “in search of people occupied with serving to form the way forward for post-secondary schooling within the Northwest Territories,” together with that transformation right into a polytechnic.

The brand new-look board will characteristic 10 members, 5 of whom have to be Indigenous NWT residents. Governors will serve for as much as three years and obtain a $400 honorarium per day when on board obligation.

The faculty stated folks with expertise on boards, main bigger organizations, working in post-secondary schooling and with an understanding of small communities are desired, as are these with an understanding of reconciliation, northern financial and social improvement, monetary planning and amenities administration.

Governors will likely be coming into the at-times politically charged ambiance of NWT post-secondary schooling.


Final week, the neighborhood of Fort Smith referred to as for the faculty’s president to be pressured to maneuver to the city from Yellowknife, regardless of the president’s assertion that they’d chosen to stay in Yellowknife as a result of a detailed relative has a critical medical situation.

Conditions like that can require the eye of future governors, with the NWT’s schooling minister stating the faculty ought to finally function at arm’s size from the territorial authorities and with out political interference.

Purposes are accepted till September 30, 2022. An software package deal is on the market from the faculty’s web site.