The Aurora Research Institute operates out of three research centres to provide a number of services to support research in the NWT. Our headquarters and main facility are located in Inuvik, at the Western Arctic Research Centre, a state of the art facility offering a base to research teams from across Canada and around the world. We also operate the South Slave Research Centre and GIS Services in Fort Smith, and the North Slave Research Centre out of Yellowknife. The fee structure for Aurora Research Institute support services is common across all facilities.
Research and monitoring support from both Inuvik and Fort Smith can also be provided on a contractual basis as well as the facilitation of hiring local research assistants, wildlife monitors and/or technician assistance. To a certain extent, ARI staff members’ local knowledge may prove valuable for research/monitoring location recommendations, journey management and wildlife insight.
We also operate a Research Library in Inuvik, with over 21,000 catalogued items in the collection. The collection is searchable on-line through the NWT Library Network and many items are available across Canada through inter-library loans.