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Aurora College Board of Governors

Overview

Function

The Aurora College Board of Governors is responsible for overseeing and directing all matters respecting the management, administration, and control of Aurora College.

Jurisdiction

Government of the Northwest Territories

Department Responsible

Department of Education, Culture & Employment

Authority

Aurora College Act

Board Composition

The Aurora College Board of Governors is comprised of the following members:

(i) one instructional staff member nominated by the instructional staff; (ii) one non-instructional staff member nominated by the non-instructional staff; (iii) one student member nominated by the student council or, if there is more than one student council, the student councils; (iv) ten members recommended by the Board, at least five of which must be Indigenous residents of the Northwest Territories; (v) any additional members that the Minister believes would promote the prescribed competencies. 

The President of Aurora College is a non-voting member of the Board.

Alternate Members

There are no alternate members.  The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternate members to the Board of Governors.

Chairperson

The Commissioner in Executive Council (i.e. _ Cabinet) shall appoint a chairperson for the Board from among the Board’s members in accordance with section 12(1) of the Aurora College Act.

Vice-Chairperson

The Board shall select a vice-chairperson from among its members in accordance with its bylaws.

Quorum

A majority of the members appointed constitutes a quorum.

Appointment Instrument

Board Members are appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment in accordance with section 9 of the Aurora College Act.

Term Duration

Instructional staff, non-instructional staff and student members of the Board are appointed for two years. Public members of the Board are appointed for three years.

Remuneration

A member of the Board shall be paid the prescribed remuneration and shall be reimbursed for any prescribed expenses as outlined in the Regulations.

Other Considerations

Board members are selected based on competencies for the effective, efficient and sustainable governance of Aurora College.

Prescribed competencies are outlined in the Board of Governors Regulations.

Current Membership

Position Appointee Term Start Term Expiry Number of Terms Appointed By Nominating Authority
1. Chair Joe Handley 2023-03-02 2026-03-01 1st term The Commissioner in Executive Council (i.e. _ Cabinet)
2. Member
(Student Representative)
(Vacant - 2 year term) Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
3. Member
(Instructional Staff Member)
Wanda Roberts 2023-03-02 2025-03-01 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
4. Member
(Non-Instructional Staff Member)
Xiaoyi Yan 2023-03-02 2025-03-01 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
5. Member Kevin Antoniak 2023-03-02 2026-03-01 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
6. Member Richard Boudreault 2023-03-02 2026-03-01 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
7. Member Tom Colosimo 2023-03-02 2026-03-01 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
8. Member Dave Hurley 2023-03-02 2026-03-01 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
9. Member Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox 2023-03-02 2026-03-01 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
10. Member Grant Hood 2023-05-25 2026-04-24 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
11. Member Rebecca Plotner 2023-03-02 2026-03-01 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
12. Member Jack Rowe 2023-03-02 2026-03-01 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
13. Member Lorraine Tordiff 2023-03-02 2026-03-01 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment

(Board details as of May 24, 2024)