Aurora Research Institute

The Aurora Research Institute (ARI) is the research division of Aurora College. Our Mission is to develop our Northern society through excellence in education, training and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.

As the research division of Aurora College, Aurora Research Institute (ARI)'s mandate is to improve the quality of life for NWT residents by applying scientific, technological and Indigenous knowledge to solve northern problems and advance social and economic goals.

ARI delivers on this mandate by:

  • promoting communication between researchers and the people of the communities in which they work;
  • promoting public awareness of the importance of science, technology and Indigenous knowledge;
  • fostering a scientific community within the NWT which recognizes and uses the traditional knowledge of northern Indigenous peoples;
  • making scientific and traditional knowledge available to people of the NWT; and
  • supporting or conducting research which contributes to the social, cultural and economic prosperity of the people of the NWT.

ARI provides its services through our three research offices: our headquarters and the Western Arctic Research Centre in Inuvik, the South Slave Research Centre in Fort Smith, and the North Slave Research Centre in Yellowknife.

Institution Aurora College
Country Canada
Infrastructure type Research centre/institute
Disciplines Environmental sciences
Earth sciences
Information technology and computing
forestry and fishery
Health and medicine
Language of operation English
Keywords GISalternative energyclimate changelaboratorywaterfieldworkearth sciencepermafrostresearchclimate change


Logistics Services:

  • Accommodation
  • Field Equipment
  • Lab Space and Equipment
  • Support Space
  • Research Support


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Contact information

Aurora Research Institute

191 Mackenzie Road

PO BOX 1450

Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0


+1 867 777 3298

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