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New $1.05M research chair at USask nursing college aims to improve Indigenous health

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Holly Graham has been awarded an Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to build research capacity in Indigenous nursing and improve the health of Indigenous peoples. Apr 6, 2020 The new research chair—the first at the USask College of Nursing—will support […]

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UNBC: Increased emergency supports for Indigenous students

April 3, 2020 UNBC Interim President Dr. Geoff Payne has the following comment on additional financial support for Indigenous students facing financial challenges from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training: “These additional financial supports will assist Indigenous students as they pay for emergency living expenses or manage unexpected costs during this period of […]

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GDITE and The Changing Labour Market Landscape

Apr 3, 2020 We are currently in a time of unprecedented Federal investment in labour market programming and Métis education. A shift in the Government of Canada policy – from rapid reemployment to a greater goal of closing the education, employment, and earning gaps between Métis and non-Indigenous people – has created significant opportunity for […]

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Capilano University Announces Supplementary Emergency Financial Aid for Students

NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. April 3, 2020 – In cooperation with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, Capilano University today announced supplementary emergency financial assistance to support students who may be experiencing financial hardship. Significant components of this funding include: • $140,000 to supplement emergency financial assistance for distribution to students experiencing financial hardship […]

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Classes Resume Online – Congratulations to Institutions Adapting to First Nations Students

Wendake, April 6, 2020 – The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) wishes to thank post-secondary institutions that have adapted their measures to ensure their First Nations students can resume classes. The FNEC and Kiuna Institution have worked together and are asking all institutions to do the same. Most First Nations students returned to their communities […]

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OPSEU education members have a new tentative deal

In the face of the most challenging of times, the Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW) has reached a tentative agreement with the Council of Trustees’ Association (CTA) and the Ontario government on central terms for a new collective agreement. “We are pleased a tentative deal was reached,” says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “We […]

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B.C. brings in more emergency supports for Indigenous students

April 3, 2020 VICTORIA – Indigenous post-secondary students experiencing financial pressures will benefit from additional provincial emergency funding. Government is providing an additional $1.5 million to supplement the Indigenous Emergency Assistance Fund, which assists Indigenous students who are experiencing an unexpected financial emergency that may affect their ability to finish their studies. Support is available […]

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GDI: COVID-19 – April 2nd

NEW Métis-specific emergency response (PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WIDELY) *Full program details and instructions available on the MN-S website On March 31, 2020 the Métis Nation Saskatchewan announced $2.88 million for immediate emergency COVID-19 relief measures for childcare, housing, and PPE. Below is a summary. MN–S Emergency Housing Support Program One-time $500 payment to Métis […]

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The Wet’suwet’en Fight Belongs to Everyone – Capilano Courier

CapU Indigenous students emphasize action over words when advocating for Indigenous causes As the Canadian government continues conversations started on Feb. 27 with Wet’suwet’en peoples, Indigenous peoples, allies and youth across the nation continue to rally to voice their support. Recently the demonstrations and blockades held by the hereditary chiefs and supporters have received a […]

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GDI: COVID-19 – March 31st

Student Updates NEW Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are currently being delivered remotely with the exception of the Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which is suspended until further notice. Student Loans Even though post-secondary classes are being cancelled or delayed, current student loan payments will continue through April […]

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Announcements – April 2020 – University Affairs

Nadine Caron is the holder of the founding First Nations Health Authority Chair at the University of British Columbia. In her new role, she will examine the unique needs of Indigenous cancer patients, survivors and their families and work to better understand the health–care system’s responsiveness to Indigenous cancer needs. Dr. Caron is Canada’s first […]

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Manitoba Suspends Classroom Learning Indefinitely Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Remote and Online Learning, Assessment to Continue Through Innovation and Work of Teachers: Goertzen At the advice of the chief provincial public health officer, Manitoba is suspending classroom learning for kindergarten to Grade 12 students indefinitely for this school year to help ‘flatten the curve’ and reduce the impact of COVID-19 throughout the province, Premier […]

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Sudbury U: Recruiting members to the Board of Regents

The University of Sudbury is actively recruiting new members to its Board of Regents. As a member of the Board of Regents, you will join other leaders from various backgrounds who are committed to the University’s vision and mission and to student learning and success. We are seeking candidates with expertise and attributes in the […]

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Ontario Extends School and Child Care Closures to Fight Spread of COVID-19

Province announces second phase of Learn at Home to support continuity of learning March 31, 2020 TORONTO — Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government announced that schools and child care centres will remain closed to protect the health and safety of students and staff. This extension is being made on the […]

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Indigenous Studies instructor helps deliver support to elders in need – Brock U

March 27, 2020 Indigenous Studies Instructor April Powless is lending a helping hand to elders in her community during an uncertain time. Along with teaching in Brock University’s Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, Powless is also co-owner of Mohawk Towing / Porter Trucking and Construction in Ohsweken, Ont. The company is known for […]

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Diverse perspectives on interdisciplinarity from Members of the College of the Royal Society of Canada

The RSC College was launched in 2014 to recognize excellence in the emerging generation of Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. The College is a single body that regroups highly diverse fields of research enterprise, scholarly practice and artistic endeavor in recognition of the fact that, increasingly, collective efforts across disciplines enhance impact in addressing the wicked global and domestic issues of our time.   But what […]

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Morning Star Lodge and USask health research leader launch “Protecting Our Home Fires” strategy for COVID-19 prevention

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) health research leader Dr. Carrie Bourassa and Morning Star Lodge, an Indigenous community-based health research lab in Regina, are launching a strategy to inform Indigenous communities about the risks of COVID-19 infection and how to prevent its spread. Mar 30, 2020 “Morning Star Lodge is here to serve Indigenous […]

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Ontario’s $25-million emergency investment in higher education promotes student success

(TORONTO, March 31, 2020) – The Ontario government’s announcement today of $25 million in emergency funding for post-secondary education is a major investment in student success as the province continues to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak. “This is a tremendous investment in the measures to help students complete their college education,” said Linda Franklin, the president […]

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ChatterHigh offers free online COVID-19 and Mental Health modules to support students and educators

March 31, 2020 Victoria, BC – As the world continues to address the COVID-19 crisis, we know that students, teachers, and parents face an unprecedented set of challenges. While it is a time of uncertainty, ChatterHigh recognizes that digital platforms like ours can be valuable resources in the coming weeks and months. Starting April 1, […]

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Final class comes early for Celia Ross, but more to come says former Algoma U. president – SooToday

SooToday catches up with the longtime post-secondary educator on the eve of her retirement and finds her embracing online learning Celia Ross planned to walk across Europe after she finished teaching the last class of her career at Algoma University in June. That walk will have to wait. Her path took an unexpected turn. “It’s […]

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ON Government: Province Supports Postsecondary Students During COVID-19

Ontario Enabling Students to Complete the Academic Year, Offering Loan Payment Deferrals and Financial Support for Institutions March 31, 2020 TORONTO — The government of Ontario is easing the financial burden on students and making sure they can complete their studies during the COVID-19 outbreak by temporarily deferring payments for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202022 Views

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Laurentian University researchers publishing book about homelessness and reconciliation – CBC

‘Our research has shown that Indigenous people are at great risk’, says Carol Kauppi Mar 31, 2020 A team of researchers at Laurentian University is compiling research about homelessness among Indigenous people — with the hopes it could influence government policy decisions, and contribute to reconciliation. Last fall, the university hosted a conference, called Reclaiming […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202033 Views

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NU Government: COVID-19 Department of Family Services update

30 March 2020 Department of Family Services Update – March 30, 2020 Out-of-territory students wishing to return to their home communities in Nunavut have started their 14-day isolation period in Ottawa (31 students) and Winnipeg (15 students). Ongoing services: Student funding: all student funding will be extended to the end of April. Adjusted services: Charter […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202065 Views

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Anishinaabe woodsman takes his outdoor survival classes online – CBC

‘I hate the idea of a bunch of kids sitting around just playing video games and then getting bored’ Mar 29, 2020 Ever wanted to learn how to make rope out of tree bark or how to make syrup from tree sap? Now you can without leaving your home. Caleb Musgrave, owner and operator of […]

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In conversation with Janelle Joseph – Varsity

The Varsity got an opportunity to speak with Janelle Joseph, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education who performs research in critical studies of race and Indigeneity in sport. Joseph spoke about many barriers that racialized people face in their local communities, as well as what organizers can do better to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202027 Views

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Weekly round-up: UTSU elections, U of T professor honoured with award, and crimson creek mystery solved – The Medium

UTSU election results, 2020-2021 academic year In non-pandemic related news and occurrences, The Medium brings you another brief weekly round-up of various campus and city stories that might interest you. Last Monday, the University of Toronto Students Union (UTSU) concluded its voting period for the spring 2020 election. Election results were announced on March 28. […]

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BC Government: Taking steps to keep kids learning during in-class school suspension

March 27, 2020 VICTORIA – New guidelines for school leaders and a new website are being introduced to support B.C.’s K-12 students while in-class education is suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “This is a challenging time for families in B.C. as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, but it is […]

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GDI: COVID-19 – March 26th

Mar 26, 2020 Student Updates Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are currently being delivered remotely. NEW The Melfort Tourism, Hospitality, and Camp Services Program in partnership with DTI and Tourism Saskatchewan is now up and running online. Exceptions: Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (previously delivered by Cindy) are postponed until […]

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U of Sudbury: Many recognitions and awards still given this year

Despite the cancellation of its annual Awards Ceremony, which was to take place on Thursday, March 26, 2020, the University of Sudbury is still recognizing the exceptional leadership, dedication and success of many. The University of Sudbury encourages its students to unleash their full potential and become engaged citizens. This year, we congratulate the following […]

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University of Sudbury hands out awards – The Sudbury Star

March 27, 2020 Its annual awards ceremony set for Thursday had to be shelved due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn’t stop the University of Sudbury from recognizing its top students for this school year. “The unusual circumstances this year do not affect our level of pride in these students who show impressive leadership […]

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MCFN Education Notice to All Post-Secondary Students and Graduating High School Students Application Deadline

March 26, 2020 Post-Secondary applications for the 2020/21 Fall and Winter semesters are due to our office by April 30, 2020. We prefer if you email the application to: educationassistant@mncfn.ca or fax to 905 768 7311 (by April 30, 2020). Please mail your original application and supporting documents to: Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202071 Views

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Announcing U of A’s 14th President and Vice-chancellor

To the University of Alberta Community: It is my honour and privilege to announce that Bill Flanagan has been named the 14th president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta, effective July 1, 2020. A week ago, I planned to share this exciting news with you today in person, but the rapid response to COVID-19 […]

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Brock U: A message from Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo

24 March 2020 Dear Brock students and all members of the Brock community, I am writing this message to you, your loved ones and your communities, and I pray that all is well and safe during this unprecedented public health crisis. As you all know, our world seems to have been turned upside down overnight, […]

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Nipissing University president resigns for new post in Yukon

North Bay, ON – Nipissing University’s Board of Governors announced today that President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Mike DeGagné, is stepping down to become the president of Yukon University. DeGagné will remain President of Nipissing until June 30. “Dr. DeGagné has been an exceptional leader and has left a permanent mark on the university and broader […]

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Winnipeg U: All campus buildings to close until further notice

Today we are taking additional measures to safeguard the health of the UWinnipeg community — and support public health efforts — during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. At 5:00 pm this afternoon (Monday, March 23), all campus buildings will close until further notice. Access will be limited to those who are delivering essential services, such as […]

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Education Minister and Education Leaders recommend NWT schools remain closed for remainder of school year

Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) R.J. Simpson met with Northwest Territories (NWT) Education Leaders and the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association (NWTTA) via teleconference on Tuesday, March 24 to discuss the status of JK-12 education in the territory as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. Education Leaders included Chairs of the […]

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Nipissing University president resigns for new post in Yukon – The North Bay Nugget

March 25, 2020 DeGagne to become president of Yukon University Mike DeGagne, Nipissing’s president and vice-chancellor, is stepping down to become the president of Yukon University. DeGagne will be at Nipissing until June 30, the university’s board of governors announced Wednesday. “Dr. DeGagne has been an exceptional leader and has left a permanent mark on […]

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School year ends across Nunavik – Nunatsiaq News

25 March 2020 Kativik Ilisarniliriniq officially announces students will not return to class before fall The school year in Nunavik has officially ended due to the current coronavirus pandemic. “In light of these developments, the Council of Commissioners met and decided that the school year would end today in Nunavik,” said the announcement from the […]

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Manitoulin robotics teams compete at FIRST Ontario district event – Manitoulin Expositor

Manitoulin Secondary School team earns prestigious judge’s award BARRIE – The Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) and Wikwemikong High School (WHS) FIRST Robotics teams both competed at the Georgian College competition in Barrie earlier this month, with the WHS team First Nations STEM 5672 making it as far as the quarter finals and the MSS Manitoulin […]

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We are part of a transformation’ Lakehead University offers land-based learning – CBC

Pilot program between Biittigong Nishnaabeg and the university takes students on the land to learn Mar 25, 2020 Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., is collaborating with Biitigong Nishinaabeg, a First Nation 320 kilometres east of the city, on a land-based, master’s level course. It sees the first cohort of students getting out of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202037 Views

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Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Inhabit Media, partner to launch online resource for home learning

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Inhabit Media Inc. are committed to ensuring that Inuit children and youth have access to high-quality Inuktut books and educational resources to support language learning from home. As this need is now urgent due to the current COVID-19 crisis and the system-wide school closures in Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202075 Views

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GCT#3: Indigenous Travel Grant for Students returning Home

March 23, 2020 The Ontario Student Assistance Program has an Indigenous Travel Grant available to eligible students requiring financial assistance to return home from distant locations. Please see the attached for more information, or visit the website at: https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/A-ZListofAid/PRDR019262.html (PDF) Indigenous-Travel-GrantDownload (PDF) Fact-Sheet-Indigenous-Travel GrantDownload For more information: Geraldine Kakeeway Student Success Advisor Confederation College Email: […]

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Profile of MB Chief Medical & Nursing Officers, alumni Dr. Brent Roussin and Lanette Siragusa – UM Today

March 24, 2020 — In a feature profiling Canada’s Chief Medical Officers across the country, Giuseppe Valiante of the Canadian Press noted two outstanding UM alumni: Manitoba’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brent Roussin (BSc/96, MD/00, JD/09, MPH/11) and Chief Nursing Officer Lanette Siragusa (BN/95, MN/08): Roussin, Manitoba’s chief public health officer, recently told reporters he […]

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Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government: Update from the Education Directorate

March 23, 2020 Please note that a decision was made today to keep the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School closed until May 1st. Training opportunities within Listuguj will also be delayed until May 1st. Parents, staff and community members cannot access the school building or education complex, and deep cleaning will be done. If parents need to […]

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NU Government: COVID-19 Department of Family Services update

23 March 2020 Deputy Minister of Family Services update regarding student travel back to Nunavut, March 23, 2020 Family Services, Health, Education, and Community & Government Services have been working together to ensure the safe return of students from southern-based educational institutions to their home communities across Nunavut. Those students who wish to return home now, […]

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Beading as an art form: land activism, cultural history and resurgence – The Concordian

March 23, 2020 How are Indigenous artists beading today? Embroidery has always been an important part of Indigenous culture, especially with its prevalence on personal items. Embroidery showcases layered floral patterns, often described as a “relatively narrow spectrum of colours.” It carries an important tradition and representation of artistic freedom for these communities, who have […]

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SFU to offer emergency financial aid to students affected by pandemic as SFSS lobbies government – The Peak

Aid is meant to help students travel home or upgrade technology According to a press release issued by the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) on Friday March 20 and announcements on social media by SFSS president Giovanni HoSang, SFU’s Financial Aid and Awards (FAA) office will be making emergency funds available to students related to […]

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Province Takes Steps to Ensure Frontline Staff Can Continue to Work

March 22, 2020 TORONTO — In order to support health care and frontline workers during this COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario plans to exempt certain child care centres from the order to close all licensed child care centres pursuant to the state of emergency declared earlier this week. This initiative is being done in partnership with service […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202031 Views

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Nechi Institute still looking for new home following eviction – APTN News

March 21, 2020 Late last year the Alberta government evicted the Nechi Institute from its home of 45 years. The organization provides training on opioid addiction, abuse and prevention. Now with two weeks left until the deadline it is still looking for a new place to call its own. Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/03/21/nechi-institute-still-looking-for-new-home-following-eviction/

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Alberta sets guidelines for students to learn at home while classes cancelled – CBC

All Grade 12 diploma exams cancelled. Grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement tests also nixed Mar 20, 2020 All Alberta students will be expected to learn at home under new education guidelines announced Friday by the province. Classes were cancelled March 15 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Government expects that every student, regardless of their […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202031 Views

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