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Board of Governors 2016





Kathy Tsetso  - Board Chair - 
Dehcho Region
Contact: kathy.tsetso@auroracollege.nt.ca
Emails sent to this address will also be forwarded to the President of Aurora College.



Kathy Tsetso’s relationship with Aurora College has come full circle with her appointment to the Board of Governors. Early in her distinguished career, she graduated with honours from the Arctic College (now Aurora College) Social Services program. She has served the citizens and communities of the South Slave and Dehcho regions for nearly four decades, 32 of those years as a GNWT employee.

Kathy has risen through the ranks, beginning as a nursing assistant and special needs assistant, and progressing to the positions of social worker, regional superintendent for GNWT Health & Social Services, and CEO of Health and Human Services for the Dehcho Region. She has served on numerous committees and boards throughout her career, including as an executive board member representing the NWT for both the Canadian Healthcare Association and the Child Welfare League of Canada. As well, she played a key role in developing and establishing the Dehcho Health and Human Services Authority.

Kathy is married to a Dehcho Dene, and has a large extended family throughout the NWT. Her son is also a graduate of Aurora College.

Kathy is passionate about lifelong learning. She believes that having a northern college promotes access to adults who want to attend post-secondary programs, which in helps the region’s economy and increases the number of residents qualified for employment and for leadership roles in the territory..”


Lynn Napier-Buckley 

South Slave Representative
Contact: LNapier.Buckley@auroracollege.nt.ca 
Emails sent to this address will also be forwarded to the President of Aurora College.



Mary Beckett

Beaufort Delta Region
Contact: MBeckett@auroracollege.nt.ca  
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Mary Beckett has lived in Inuvik since 1984, raising all of her four children in the community. She brings a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to the Aurora College Board of Governors. Mary comes from a family of entrepreneurs, and has run her own business since 1991. Prior to opening her business, she worked as a Loans & Mortgage Officer, an Adult Educator with Aurora College, and a substitute teacher. .

Mary strongly believes that learning is a lifetime process, and completed one or more courses each year for nearly 20 years while concurrently raising her children and working. She completed Levels 1-4 of the Certified General Accountant program, and the Assoc. to Institute of Canadian Bankers (Business Program) through McGill University. Mary’s strong commitment to education has been passed on to her children, who are all university graduates or currently enrolled in post-secondary education.

Mary also believes that with current technology, learning opportunities from short-term courses to certificates, diplomas and degree should be accessible to everyone, no matter where they reside.;.


Sheila O'Kane

Staff Representative
Contact: shelia.okane@auroracollege.nt.ca 
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Sheila is a life-long learner (most recently auditing a Business Administration course on Personal Finance for Aurora College). Previously working for Aurora College as an adult educator in Whati, she returned last September as the campus counsellor for Aurora Campus. .

Sheila has degrees in both education and law. She also has training in mediation, conciliation and counselling. Sheila comes from a rural background and feels very much at home in the North.

When it comes to adult education Sheila is a firm believer that every instructor also needs to be an instructor of language. Borrowing from an old Daniel Fader quotation, one of her educational mantras is, ‘If language is the clothing of life, no one should be left to wander the world naked’.

North Slave Representative
Vacant

Yellowknife Representative
Vacant


Olga Aviugana

Student Representative
Contact: OAviugana@auroracollege.nt.ca
Emails sent to this address will also be forwarded to the President of Aurora College.



 
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