Some programming jeopardized by delays in Aurora’s transition

APTN News reports that some of Aurora College’s programming is being jeopardized by the delays surround its transition to a polytechnic university. Programs such as the Northern Development Leadership Program could be eliminated because of a lack of funding, while the Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Education have already been eliminated. Aurora President Glenda Vardy Dell said that the college is recruiting full-time grant writers to help fill funding gaps, as the college needs programs-based funding. “We want to be able to say to a student who is unsuccessful in a course, ‘come back next year to redo this course,’ but if we don’t have third-party funding and base funding to say that course will be offered again next year then we may potentially lose that student,” said Vardy Dell.