Aurora establishes tri-cameral structure by creating academic council, Indigenous Knowledge Holders Council

Aurora College’s Board of Governors has appointed its first academic council and a new Indigenous Knowledge Holders Council (IKHC). The academic council and IKHC, along with the college’s Board of Governors, are the three parties that make up Aurora’s new tri-cameral governance structure. The academic council—which is comprised of 30 faculty, staff, and students—will be responsible for guiding the institution on all academic matters, including ensuring academic freedom and meeting quality assurance requirements. The college explained that the council members’ terms have been staggered to ensure the composition of the council shifts gradually over time. The IKHC includes 13 residents of the Northwest Territories who are of Dene, Inuvialuit, and Métis ancestry who will help ensure that the spirit and intent of Indigeneity is embedded in the College’s strategic direction and decision-making processes.

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