Thebacha MLA Louis Sebert and Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment will hold a public meeting on the recently released Aurora College Foundational Review Report in Fort Smith on June 11.
“This is a chance for residents to learn about the Review Report, ask questions and provide their responses and concerns to the Minister,” a press release announcing the meeting reads.
The report was released last week, and recommended that the college transform into a Northern Canada Polytechnic University (NCPU) over the next six to eight years.
A NCPU would “combine elements of a Baccalaureate and Applied Studies Institution, a Polytechnic Institution and a Community College developed in association with the secondary school system in the NWT,” according to the review.
It was also recommended that the main campus of NPCU be located in Yellowknife, a move decried by Fort Smith Town Councillor Kevin Smith in a Facebook post.
Currently, Aurora College is headquartered in Forth Smith, and operates campuses in Yellowknife, Fort Smith and Inuvik.
The town hall session will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, at the Fort Smith Recreation Centre.