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Algoma U Hosts 3rd Biennial Anishinaabe Inendamowin Research Symposium

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – January 17, 2018): The Anishinaabe Initiatives Department at Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (SKG) invite you to attend the 3rd Biennial Anishinaabe Inendamowin (Thought) Research Symposium, being held on January 26, 2018, from 10:00am – 6:00pm. This year’s theme is “Weaving Meaningful Anishinaabe Research Bundles”. The Anishinaabe Inendamowin Research […]

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New program offers help to aspiring MDs from low-income and Indigenous backgrounds – Folio

Free student-led MCAT course supports applicants from diverse backgrounds. January 17 2018 Medical students at the University of Alberta launched a new initiative to increase diversity in health professions by reducing obstacles to applying to medical school. The MD Admissions Initiative for Diversity & Equity (MD AIDE) will make it easier for post-secondary students from […]

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Racist’ posters removed from University of New Brunswick campus – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 17, 2018 By Kevin Bissett THE CANADIAN PRESS FREDERICTON _ Posters featuring a “racist and bigoted” message have been removed from a number of buildings on the University of New Brunswick campus in Fredericton. The posters make inflammatory statements about the former residential school system in Canada and call on readers to […]

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Open for submissions: CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2018 – News organizations whose reporting has initiated profound and positive change are encouraged to apply for The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s (CJF) Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism. Two winners are selected annually, one for large media and one for small. This year’s deadline for submissions is Feb. 16, 2018. “Some stories […]

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Dr. Kent Saylor appointed Director, Indigenous Health Professions Program – McGill University

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kent Saylor to the position of Director, Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP) at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Reporting directly to the Dean of Medicine, in his role as Director Dr. Saylor will work to ensure the program’s primary objective – to increase the number […]

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Project Between VIU and Snaw-Naw-As Preserves Traditional Plant Knowledge

January 16, 2018 – 2:30pm Garden of Spiritual Healing connects Snaw-Naw-As Community Members A Garden of Spiritual Healing is taking root at the Snaw-Naw-As Community Health Centre thanks to a partnership between the First Nation and Vancouver Island University (VIU). VIU’s Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) representatives met with the Snaw-Naw-As Community Garden […]

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Ryerson U: Finding a way forward

January 16, 2018 Community members are invited to the presentation of the Truth and Reconciliation Community Consultation Response at Ryerson. The event takes place January 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the upper gym, Kerr Hall West 271. The special celebration will be hosted by Denise O’Neil Green, vice-president, equity and community inclusion. She […]

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TRU: Love of learning means sharing the findings at PHP Conference

January 16, 2018 Learning is fun. So much so, they’ve spent hours exploring an area of interest in the hope of better understanding it and the world around them. As a reward, more than 30 TRU students and others from around Western Canada, will share their research findings this weekend during TRU’s Philosophy, History and Politics […]

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Canada and Yukon unveil new learning space at Yukon College

January 16, 2018 $3.057 million joint federal and territorial investment is creating jobs, expanding research and fostering innovation in Whitehorse. Whitehorse, Yukon Yukon Member of Parliament (MP) Larry Bagnell and the Honourable Tracy-Anne McPhee, Yukon Minister of Education, were at Yukon College’s Ayamdigut campus today to celebrate the grand opening of the Innovation Commons. This project […]

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LKDSB only second school board in region to include an Indigenous student trustee – Sarnia Observer

January 17, 2018 The Lambton Kent District School Board of trustees will grow by one next school year and become more culturally diverse in the process. At Tuesday’s board meeting in Chatham, LKDSB trustees voted unanimously to add a new Indigenous student trustee position, beginning in the 2018-19 school year, which will increase the number […]

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Trent U: Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies Launch

FRIDAY, MARCH 2 9:30 AM -10:30 AM Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies Launch part of the 42nd Annual Elders Gathering   All are invited to the 42nd Elders Gathering, where we will officially launch and celebrate the new Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies at Trent University. The Enweying Institute Director, Dr. Lynne Davis, […]

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Changes proposed to path system at Toronto’s First Nations School – insideTORONTO.com

The Toronto District School Board is inviting residents and neighbours of The Pocket neighbourhood to learn more about the Indigenous-focused programming at the First Nations School of Toronto as well as plans to change the course of a path that runs from Phin Park to Chatham Avenue. All are invited to attend a meeting on […]

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McGill medical students get closer look at Indigenous approach to healthcare – APTN News

January 16, 2018 Some medical students at McGill University in Montreal are getting a firsthand look at what working in an Indigenous community is like. It’s through a new program that includes a grassroots approach to healthcare. “It consists of medical students in their third or fourth year coming here for a month at a […]

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Helping Indigenous people in the Northwest Territories gain vital job skills and experience

January 16, 2018  Inuvik, Northwest Territories    Employment and Social Development Canada A strong economy depends on a strong middle class where everybody has a real and fair chance to succeed. Despite being the fastest-growing segment of the country’s population, Indigenous people continue to be under‑represented in Canada’s workforce. That is why today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament […]

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Save the date! Have a Heart Day 2018

Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event that brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are. Last year more than 700 students from 20 different schools, […]

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Youth connecting to build a better Canada – Katimavik launches a new national volunteer experience

Katimavik Volunteers will be returning to communities across Canada in 2018, ready to make their contributions towards shaping a better Canada. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced the government’s new Canada Service Corps, which includes funding to restore Katimavik’s national community-based youth development experience. “Diverse youth from across […]

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Sheridan’s 2017-18 Temporary Contemporary Artist, Couzyn van Heuvelen, presented in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Mississauga

January 16, 2018 Sheridan is pleased to announce, in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM), that Inuk sculptor Couzyn van Heuvelen was chosen to create the Temporary Contemporary installation for the 2017-18 academic year. Van Heuvelen’s selection followed a nation-wide request for proposals and a multi-stage adjudication process. His project, titled Nitsiit, will […]

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How I wrote a symphony about the changing Canadian Arctic – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 16, 2018 By Vincent Ho, Adjunct associate, University of Calgary THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Vincent Ho, Adjunct associate, University of Calgary Almost […]

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Ontario Making OSAP Application Process Easier for Students

Students Will Now See OSAP Amount and Net Tuition Fees Online January 16, 2018 Ontario is making it easier for students receiving OSAP to plan, budget and pay for their college or university education. For the first time, students applying to college or university who have applied for OSAP can now go online to see […]

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How do we Indigenize post-secondary curriculum? – U Calgary

PhD candidate reflects on developing pedagogy based on principles of respect, compassion, humility, reciprocity and kindness Being both a Blackfoot woman who grew up in a reserve community as well as a post-secondary educator, I live Indigenous perspectives and teach them from a place of experience. As one of the research assistants working on the […]

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“Developing a Safe & Healthy School Environment” – MFNERC

This is the theme of the next northern principals’ roundtable, to be held in Thompson, MB. February 15-16, 2018 at the Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre (4 Nelson Road). We’d like to invite all principals, vice-principals and education directors to attend this roundtable. The goal is to provide participants an opportunity to network, share ideas, and discuss common […]

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Making a difference-Over 120 StFX students have benefitted from the Jeannine Deveau Equity Endowment Scholarship Fund

When the Jeannine Deveau Educational Equity Endowment Scholarship Fund was announced at StFX in October 2015, it was said to have the power to transform lives. Two years later this is certainly true. Since the fund’s inception, 56 scholarships and over 70 bursaries have been awarded to StFX students, making it easier for Aboriginal and […]

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Ontario Enhancing Workplace Health and Safety in the North

Province Supporting Projects at Laurentian University January 16, 2018 Ontario is improving safety for workers in the North by partnering with Laurentian University to support new initiatives designed to bolster occupational health and safety. Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury, on behalf of Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour, made the announcement today in Sudbury. Projects include: […]

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Call for entries: Canadian Journalism Foundation’s 2018 awards program

TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2018 – To recognize the outstanding work of journalists and news organizations across the country and provide opportunities for emerging talent, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is now accepting entries for its 2018 awards program. The deadline for all award submissions is Feb. 16, 2018. “The past year has shone a spotlight […]

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Langara College Board of Governors welcomes new appointees

Jan 11, 2018 Vancouver, BC – The Board of Governors at Langara College welcomes two new members appointed by the Province of British Columbia. Both individuals have been appointed for an initial one-year term, effective January 1, 2018. Janelle Dwyer is a business lawyer at Mandell Pinder, LLP where she provides legal advice to First […]

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Nunavut’s Zach Kunuk helps rising Inuit filmmaker – Nunatsiaq Online

January 15, 2018 Two Inuit filmmakers received a big show of support Jan. 9 from the Toronto Film Critics Association, with award-winning filmmaker Zach Kunuk passing on his award’s $50,000 in services to Isabella Weetaluktuk, a young Inukjuak-born, Montreal-raised Inuk filmmaker who prefers now to be known by her Inuktitut name, Asinnajaq. At the annual […]

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Ian Campeau will come to McMaster to talk about the Journey to Success – McMaster Daily

As a musician and advocate, Ian Campeau is familiar with the winding roads that lead to success. From achieving fame as a founding member and DJ of the award-winning music group, A Tribe Called Red, to speaking out against injustice as an Indigenous Advocate and using his art as a tool of resistance, leadership, and […]

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A Q & A with Faculty of Native Studies Student Mark Oldershaw – U of AB

January 12, 2018 Native Studies undergraduate student Mark Oldershaw completed a summer internship in Ottawa through the Summer Leadership Program. Mark shares his experience working in the Liberal Research Bureau. In the summer of 2017, Mark Oldershaw completed a four month internship in Ottawa through the Summer Leadership Program. The program gives young people an […]

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Who are we talking about when we talk about prostitution and sex work? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 15, 2018 By Debra M Haak, PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow, Queen’s University, Ontario THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Debra M Haak, PhD […]

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U of S hosts Indigenous Spend-a-Day for prospective students

Through interactive sessions, an Indigenous U of S student panel and an information fair, students learned about the program opportunities that have made the U of S the choice of more than 2,900 current self-declared Indigenous students. Jan 15, 2018 The event started with a welcome to students from Jacqueline Ottmann, vice-provost of Indigenous engagement. […]

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Acadia seeks nominations for next Chancellor

January 15, 2018 Dr. Libby Burnham’s term as Chancellor of Acadia University expires in June 2018. Having served two terms, Dr. Burnham, Acadia’s 6th Chancellor and first woman to hold the post, has decided to not seek re-appointment. Therefore, Acadia’s Board of Governors has authorized, in accordance with Board Policy C.020 Chancellor, Appointment and Renewal, the establishment of […]

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TRU: School of Nursing bearing witness over Senate

January 15, 2018 December’s Senate meeting welcomed two new members to the floor. Casually attired but rich in symbolism, Kenkeknem and Ckenmim’elt are a reminder of our collective commitments and responsibilities to enact and uphold the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, and Jordan’s Principle which ensures unhindered access to all public services for Indigenous children in […]

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Assiniboine and Long Plain First Nation partner on Applied Counselling program

Assiniboine Community College and Long Plain First Nation are ringing in the New Year with the spirit of collaboration. The two are joining together to deliver an Applied Counselling certificate program in the community, which is located southwest of Portage la Prairie. The 20-month program begins later this month for 25 students. The curriculum focuses […]

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Over 30 U of T community members named to Order of Canada – The Varsity

Faculty, alumni honoured with prestigious award recognizing contributions to Canadian society On December 29 last year, over 30 University of Toronto faculty members and alumni were named to or promoted within the Order of Canada. The order is the second highest honour a Canadian citizen can receive, behind the Order of Merit, and it is […]

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Scotiabank donates $500,000 to the University of Manitoba – UM Today

Establishes dentistry fund to help underserved populations, and endows new scholarship in data analytics January 15, 2018 — Scotiabank has donated $500,000 to the University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre campaign, giving students academic support and opportunities to serve their community. A portion of the new donation will help more Manitobans get the oral health […]

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Acknowledgment, reconciliation and reckoning: are we experiencing an ‘Indigenous moment’? – TheSpec.com

Or are things like territorial acknowledgments and teaching circles and urban Indigenous strategies mere blips on a very long continuum? Jan 13, 2018 It was the spring of 2016 when perhaps the first local public declaration was made. It was this: what most Hamiltonians think of as their home, is in one sense, not. It […]

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Manitoba News Release: Province Proclaims Third Week in January Women’s Equality Week

January 15, 2017 The Manitoba government is promoting gender equality and highlighting women’s achievements in the province by proclaiming the third week in January Women’s Equality Week, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for status of women, announced today. “This is our second year celebrating Women’s Equality Week and together we have made great […]

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Graduation gap closing – Castanet.net

The Okanagan Skaha School District has made great strides in recent years closing the gap in graduation rates between aboriginal and non-aboriginal students. New high-school completion data recently released show 83 per cent of all students finished Grade 12 last school year, compared to 76 per cent of aboriginals. That gap, of seven per cent, […]

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Petition calls for Acadia prof to be fired for social media posts – CBC

Acadia psychology professor Rick Mehta says he’s a free speech advocate An Acadia University professor said a petition calling for him to be removed from teaching classes at the school is “rather surreal and absurd.” Rick Mehta — who has taught psychology at Acadia for 14 years, is under fire for social media posts on […]

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Province, Maa-nulth strengthen treaty relationship

For Immediate Release 2018IRR0001-000034 Jan. 12, 2018 Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Maa-nulth First Nations VICTORIA – British Columbia and the five Maa-nulth First Nations are strengthening and affirming their treaty partnership through a new government-to-government agreement. This unique agreement was signed today by the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and leaders of the […]

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York U experts available to discuss racism in Canadian universities

TORONTO, Friday, January 12, 2018 – It is a myth that racism doesn’t exist in Canadian universities, say York University equity and diversity scholars. The reality is, despite diversity initiatives in their respective institutions, racialized and Indigenous faculty members are yet to see changes in everyday working conditions, they concluded in a recent study led […]

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Rising-star Indigenous Artist Meryl McMaster explores identity through self-portraiture

It is with excitement and great anticipation that the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery welcomes Meryl McMaster’s Confluence to the main gallery, January 18 through March 15. A rising star in the Canadian art world, McMasters’s series of photographic self-portraiture explores identity, representation, storytelling and the environment in this touring exhibition from Carleton University Art […]

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Master carver tackles a new medium in exhibit opening at the Hilltop Bistro

January 11, 2018 WHITEHORSE—Kaska artist Dennis Shorty is sharing his family stories through a new display opening this month in the Hilltop Bistro at Yukon College. Shorty is known for his antler and wood carving, but this show will feature his most recent works in watercolour and ink. “I wanted to try something new and […]

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MUN: Researcher and honorary degree recipient named to Order of Canada

Jan 12th, 2018 Two members of the Memorial community are among 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. The announcement was made by Governor General Julie Payette. The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7,000 people […]

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Ontario hub for community-based Indigenous health training launched at Western University

January 11, 2018 Western University has become the hub of a provincial network of Indigenous health training that is both culturally relevant and scientifically rigorous. The Indigenous Mentorship Network Program of Ontario launches today, with 13 research institutions and a team of 70 researchers, trainees and community collaborators — more than half of whom are […]

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UNB awarded $2.9 million in funding from federal government to enable the development of Arctic surveillance capabilities

Two projects led by a University of New Brunswick physics professor are enabling the development of next-generation sensors and systems to enhance surveillance and detection capabilities for continental defence. The projects are part of the Department of National Defence (DND) All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) program and will provide valuable information about the Canadian Arctic […]

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5 Questions with Gerry Sylvester – VIU

January 10, 2018 Vancouver Island University (VIU) recently hosted a very special guest – one of the Institution’s first presidents! Gerry Sylvester was Malaspina College’s second president, from 1979 to 1981. Before coming to Malaspina, Sylvester taught at Notre Dame University College in Nelson and Vancouver Community College, and served as the Dean of Instruction […]

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Truth and Reconciliation: KPE digs deep on issues of race and Indigeneity – U Toronto

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education has long led the charge for equity and diversity, from increasing women’s participation in sport, to implementing campaigns such as the Change Room Project for a more inclusive locker-room culture, to running SOAR, a March Break program for Indigenous teens. Now, KPE has set up […]

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Hub connects academia, Indigenous communities – Western U

January 11, 2018 Western has become the hub of a provincial network for Indigenous health training that is both culturally relevant and scientifically rigorous. Launched Thursday with working meetings and ceremony, the Indigenous Mentorship Network Program of Ontario includes 13 research institutions and a team of 70 researchers, trainees and community collaborators. The program represents […]

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Early Years Community Comes Together with New Name – KelownaNow

For the past 10 years, CATCH and Success by 6 have been working together to promote the importance of the Early Years in our community, helping to make sure that every child has the very best start in life. In 2018, this important work will continue under a new name – The Central Okanagan Early […]

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