Aaron Wells

Executive Director – Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT
Director Player Development – Basketball NWT
Member of North American Indigenous Games Council Executive Committee

I attended Mount Royal University from 2006–2010 and was in the Bachelor of Entrepreneurship in Sport and Recreation. The program helped prepare me for work in the sport and recreation field in many ways. The courses offered in the degree provided me with a wide range of education that helped me better understand the industry and where I saw myself fitting. When I left MRU I took an internship with the Government of the Northwest Territories in the Sport and Recreation Division. It was evident during my internship that my education helped prepare me adequately for my professional life. In 2012, after my internship, I became the Events Manager with the Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT and then in 2016, I transitioned to the Executive Director. Being an Executive Director for a non-profit organization that tries to develop sport and recreation in communities across the NWT is very rewarding. It has also provided me with other opportunities to sit on national boards and committees and be involved in multisport games. I thoroughly enjoy my job, the people I get to work with every day and the relationships I have developed across the country and I owe a lot of that to the experience I had at Mount Royal. MRU was a wonderful place to be for a student coming from a small town and I am still very connected with the teachers and friends that I made during my time there.

My time at MRU also helped prepare me for my interests outside of my professional life. I am currently the Director of Player Development for Basketball NWT and have coached at National Championships, Canada Summer Games and Arctic Winter Games.