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Fort Smith releases response to the Aurora College Foundation Review

Updated: Apr 10, 2019

Town of Fort Smith Response to the Review

The Foundational Review’s overarching recommendation is to establish Aurora College as a Northern Canada Polytechnic University (NCPU). This recommendation includes establishing the main campus in Yellowknife and transferring leadership and senior management of NWT post-secondary education from Fort Smith to Yellowknife.

The Town of Fort Smith is deeply concerned with many of the findings of this report, please see the link below for the full review from the Town of Fort Smith.

It is the position of the Town of Fort Smith that:

  • The recommendations have been made in the absence of a vision for post secondary education in the NWT;

  • The recommendations lack understanding and attention to the real problems of education in the north and ignore the realities of our crisis situation; and

  • The recommendations have been made with no consideration of the unique needs of NWT students coming from rural and remote communities.

The full response document can be found here:


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