I am pleased you have chosen the college of the Northwest Territories to further your education. Whether your program has you with us for a few months or for several years, I know your time with Aurora College will be exciting and memorable, and will help prepare you for a successful future.
Students are at the heart of everything we do at Aurora College, and we strive to provide the supports and tools necessary to ensure your success. To this end, we are in the process of revamping the Student Services Division to better serve your needs, and are creating a number of new supports and tools.
One of the new tools being implemented this year is the Aurora College mobile application, or App. It was launched on September 1, and by September 3 already had been downloaded and activated by more than 150 users.
Designed to better connect with an increasingly modern student body, the App will help you better organize your personal schedule; easily access college, campus and program information; and communicate with instructors and peers. In addition, the Aurora College App has numerous features to help you succeed. These include course listings, event schedules, special deals at local businesses, scholarship and bursary details and links, social media links; and chat walls for topics such as marketplace, lost and found, housing, news, and ride sharing.
The App also allows important announcements and emergency messages to be sent to all users. Developed for Aurora College by OOHLALA Inc., a mobile application developer which specializes in creating Apps for colleges and universities, it will continue to be upgraded to respond to the unique needs of the Aurora College student body. The App is compatible with Android smartphones, iPhones, iPads and tablets.
Keep up with what is going on at your Aurora College Campus or Community Learning Centre by signing up for the App, liking our Facebook page, reading your Aurora College email, browsing our website or checking out the notices posted around the facilities. If you have any suggestions about how we can provide better service or further improve communications between the College and students, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, post a message on our Facebook page, or make a comment on the App.
This year, in your quest for success, I urge you to get involved, try new activities, become part of the community, study hard, look after your health, be curious, ask questions, take advantage of every opportunity you can. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, learn lots, be safe, and enjoy your time at Aurora College. The best of luck to every one of you!