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Media Advisory – Unifor to host conference on a sustainable economic transition for Canada

SASKATOON, Sept. 20, 2019 – Unifor and several like-minded organizations devoted to fighting climate change will hold a conference to discuss next steps for the economy and mobilizing for a worker-centred approach to green jobs. “Unifor supports the students around the world participating in this week’s ‘climate strike’ actions,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201968 Views

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Portage College and Artists to Officially Unveil Three Commissioned Art Pieces with Artist Talk

September 19, 2019 The Portage College Museum of Aboriginal Peoples’ Art and Artifacts (MOAPAA) is hosting an exciting and unique event October 3. Chief Museum Curator, Joseph Sanchez, one of the last two living members of the Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., will moderate an artist panel featuring Jason Carter, Stewart Steinhauer and Order of […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201941 Views

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Council of UArctic concludes meeting in Stockholm

September 20, 2019 Over 130 participants from UArctic’s member institutions attended the Council meeting at Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology from Sept 18-20, 2019, from 14 countries both in the Circumpolar North and from outside the region. Stockholm University’s Elisabet Idermark greeting participants: “It has been great to welcome everyone to Stockholm […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201938 Views

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Three Indigenous women appointed to KPU Board of Governors

September 19, 2019 Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes three new members to its Board of Governors. The new Indigenous governors include community member Rhiannon Bennett and two elected student board members, Taylor Lanthier and Samantha Jack. “Our new board members bring with them different backgrounds, expertise and diverse voices that will help us tackle issues and new […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201942 Views

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Saskatoon college instructor let go over racist comments posted on social media – APTN News

September 19, 2019 A Saskatoon college confirms that a hair styling instructor who was being investigated for racist comments is no longer employed with the institution. The MC College in Saskatoon, Sask., had previously suspended a staff member without pay while it investigated screenshots posted on social media, last weekend. The personal messages were shared […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201952 Views

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GPRC hosts Juno nominee at student welcome event

September 19, 2019 GPRC’s Circle of Indigenous Students is hosting Juno-nominated Indigenous artist Kelly Fraser at its annual Student Welcome Celebration. The event held Thursday, September 25, 2019 in the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre is open to the community and will also feature Krazystone Traditional Drummers and Dancers, Metis Red Feather Jiggers and […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201947 Views

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Announcing Three New Leadership Appointments – UM Today

September 19, 2019 — The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce three new leadership appointments: Dr. Michael Yellow Bird has been named Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis has been named Dean of the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry and Ms. Lisa O’Hara has been named Vice-Provost (Libraries) and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201946 Views

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Maskwacis celebrates new chapter with grand opening of first public library – CBC

‘Everyone that seems to utilize it has nothing but good things to say about it’ Sep 20, 2019 A trip to the local library has finally become a possibility for 15,000 people living in Maskwacis. The library, in the Howard Buffalo Memorial Centre, will celebrate its grand opening Friday afternoon, although it has been open […]

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Indigenous relay challenge forms team bonding – paNOW

Sep 19, 2019 The Indigenous relay challenge is back for another year at the Prince Albert campus of Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Sask. Polytechnic students competed in a lighthearted event split into nine teams of 10 people. The relay race consisted of two separate heats with five teams in the first wave and four in the next. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201961 Views

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Tanya Talaga speaker for 2019 MacClement Lecture – The Kingston Whig-Standard

September 19, 2019 Award-winning journalist and author Tanya Talaga will be the speaker for this year’s MacClement Lecture at Duncan MacArthur Hall on Thursday, Sept. 26. The author of Seven Fallen Feathers will speak to the Queen’s Faculty of Education about Indigenous education, health and the responsibility of Canadians to engage in reconciliation. “Talaga, the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201965 Views

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Media Advisory – Tuesday, Sept. 24: Climate Change Mobilization and White Pine Planting at Dawson College

MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2019 – The white pine is a symbol of peace, and planting a tree is one of the best things we can do to counteract climate change. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Dawson College will plant a 17-foot eastern white pine and share plans for our Dawson Earth Action Morning and Mobilization in support of the Global Climate Strike […]

by pnationtalk on September 19, 201953 Views

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Canadore Grad Feeding the Youth with SchoolBox North Lunch Program

Sep 18, 2019 Marshall Moore, graduate from Canadore’s Culinary Management program (in partnership with the Seven Generations Education Institute in Kenora) is helping to make sure young people in the Keewatin Patricia District School Board are getting healthy lunches! The SchoolBOX North Lunch Program gives these young people a lunch box packed with healthy food […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201920 Views

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David Suzuki, Stephen Lewis, Pam Palmater to speak on climate at UWinnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB — Three of Canada’s most high-profile public advocates will be at The University of Winnipeg campus on Friday, October 4. David Suzuki and Stephen Lewis will speak at UWinnipeg’s Duckworth Centre for the final stop of their national Climate First tour to engage Canadians in an urgent dialogue about climate change. Lawyer, author, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201917 Views

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Open heart, open mind.’ Elders begin residence at YK library – Cabin Radio

Yellowknife’s public library begins an “Elders-in-residence” program on Friday, inviting residents to come and talk with Elders about any topic they like. The library will first host William Greenland, of Gwich’in origin, followed by Inuk Elder Annie Mitsima. Library manager John Mutford said the library connected with Elders through the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation. Mutford […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201929 Views

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For a sustainable future: StFX, partners, hosting Climate and Democracy Week

StFX University is teaming with the broader community, including the town and county of Antigonish and Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, to create a plan for a sustainable future when it comes to climate change. From Nov. 14-21, StFX will host Climate and Democracy Week, a week-long series of events, open to all, that will feature local […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201917 Views

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Digital Archives Project Results Released: National Heritage Digitization Strategy Provides Funding to Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre

The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) has launched the results of the “Healing and Education Through Digital Access” project funded by the National Heritage Digitization Strategy. This project received $86,890 in funding to digitize and make available unique archival records which document the early years of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Indian Residential Schools. By preserving […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201937 Views

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James Arthur, Emilio Estevez, Rupi Kaur, Sarah McLachlan, David Suzuki and WE Charity’s Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger celebrate young people leading social change at WE Day Toronto

– WE Day Toronto will stream live at 9:00 a.m. ET today at we.org/watchweday – – WE Day Toronto is free to students thanks to partners led by Co-Title Sponsors RBC and TELUS– – WE Carpet photos will be available at 10 a.m. ET and WE Day Toronto photos will be available at 4 p.m. […]

by aanationtalk on September 19, 201939 Views

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Celebrate with First Nations Public Libraries Sept. 29 – Oct. 5 – Anishinabek News

KETTLE AND STONY POINT FIRST NATION – (September 18, 2019) – The 19th annual First Nations Public Library Week will take place in First Nation communities and libraries throughout the province from September 29 – October 5, 2019. This year’s theme, Revitalizing Indigenous Languages, speaks to the importance of communications among First Nations peoples in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201918 Views

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Max FineDay teaches students about reconciliation – Tbnewswatch.com

The executive director of a reconciliation initiative organization visited Edgewater Park Public School THUNDER BAY – Students at Edgewater Park Public School believe reconciliation can be achieved within their lifetime. The question was posed to students after Max FineDay, executive director of Canadian Roots Exchange, spoke to Grade 7 and Grade 8 students about the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201914 Views

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Hanover School Division’s Indigenous Day only the beginning of learning for students – CBC

Knowledge of Indigenous cultures needs to ‘percolate,’ says teacher, to further reconciliation, understanding Sep 18, 2019 Students crowd around Métis storyteller Joe McLellan as he tries to engage them in a song. They’re shy at first, until he suggests they try the Cree laughing song. He bangs on a drum and starts laughing heartily. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201910 Views

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(Okanagan) College to host 11th Annual Youth Exhibition Powwow

September 18, 2019 The Annual Youth Exhibition Powwow returns to Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus on Thursday for its 11th year in celebration of Indigenous culture. The Powwow is a high-energy, family-friendly event that draws participants from across the B.C. interior. Dancers and accompanying drummers perform in a variety of dance categories including grass, fancy, chicken, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201925 Views

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U of Lethbridge: University sets multiple enrolment records for start of Fall 2019 semester

On the heels of opening Science Commons, Canada’s most advanced facility for scientific research and education, the University of Lethbridge has set multiple enrolment records to begin the Fall 2019 semester. Current total enrolment for the fall term is a U of L record at 8,956 students, representing a 2.2 per cent increase over last […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201920 Views

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New provincial Reciprocal Education Approach will remove barriers to education for First Nation students – Anishinabek News

NIPISSING FIRST NATION — Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare says that the provincial Reciprocal Education Approach (REA) will remove barriers to education for First Nation students. “First Nations have long advocated for better access to education. It’s time we seize the opportunity to work with the province,” states Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201948 Views

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City (Lethbridge) and College team up to offer students design opportunity

​A unique opportunity to design a flag pole structure in front of City Hall is being opened students in the Engineering Design and Drafting Technology at Lethbridge College. As part of its commitment to reconciliation, the City plans to permanently fly the Blackfoot Confederacy flag and the Reconciliation Lethbridge flag, as well as having dedicated […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201921 Views

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What’s On at Trent University September 16 – 22

September 17, 2019 Every week, new and exciting things are happening at Trent University. Come and be inspired through a range of events, varsity games, public lectures, panel discussions and debates, all open to the community. Here’s what’s on at Trent University this week: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Writers Reading: Lisa Moore Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Scott House Junior Common Room, Traill College About: Newfoundland-based Lisa Moore’s February, won […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201937 Views

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VIU Spotlight News in Brief – VIU News

EleV Learning Partnership Continues to Grow An innovative learning partnership headquartered at VIU is starting to take root. It’s been two years since EleV, a collaboration between VIU and Indigenous communities that is supported by the Mastercard Foundation, launched. The program, which aims to boost the number of Indigenous youth accessing post-secondary education, provides scholarships; […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201935 Views

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Assiniboine Community College: Indigenous Awareness and Education Week

Indigenous Education Week at Assiniboine celebrates Indigenous culture, worldviews and perspectives. Each day is themed with various activities happening at different campuses in Brandon. This week specifically focuses on: educating students and staff about Indigenous history and the impacts of residential schools, providing opportunities to learn about the holistic model of healing and wellness, offering […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 2019118 Views

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U of Sudbury: Welcome Fire

On Friday, September 13th, 2019, the University of Sudbury organized a Welcome Fire at its Nishnaabe-gkendaaswin Teg Indigenous arbour to begin this new academic year. The day began around 7:15 a.m. with the lighting of the fire and a morning ceremony. At 1:30 p.m., a welcoming presentation was held, which was weaved with Indigenous teachings. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201990 Views

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Council of UArctic begins meeting in Stockholm

Sep 17, 2019 This year’s Council meeting has a significant emphasis on the future direction of the network. Among the issues discussed are UArctic’s new Strategic Plan 2020-2030 and the changing UArctic’s legal status to a registered non-profit association. On September 17, representatives of UArctic’s membership join a series of pre-meetings, focusing on the north2north […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201945 Views

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Dalhousie University has experts available to speak on clean drinking water in First Nations communities, fat shamming, food security and Election 2019.

Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can speak to current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Tuesday September 17, 2019. The negative health impacts of fat shaming The issue of fat shamming has been the topic of much debate lately after a public dispute broke out between late night […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201994 Views

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Three Confederation College Alumni to Receive President’s Awards in Recognition of Remarkable Achievement

THUNDER BAY, ON, September 16, 2019 – Confederation College will be honouring three alumni for their remarkable achievements by presenting each of them with a President’s Award this Thursday. Al Bourbouhakis, Melissa Hardy-Giles and Thomas McDonald will be acknowledged at the 24th Annual Community Partners’ Evening taking place at the College on Thursday, September 19. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 2019102 Views

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Amazing Race Canada an opportunity for conversation, says Indigenous winner – Folio

James Makokis hopes to use his newfound fame to talk about community and culture. Having trained as an ultramarathon runner, James Makokis knows winning a race means refusing to slow down. The family doctor and University of Alberta assistant clinical professor would be justified in taking a break, having just been crowned winner of The […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201959 Views

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U of Guelph: 2019 President’s and Chancellors’ Scholarships Awarded

September 16, 2019 Thirteen incoming undergraduate students at the University of Guelph received top entrance awards during the 2019 scholar awards ceremony held on campus Aug. 30. Seven students received President’s Scholarships, which recognize high school achievements, leadership abilities, and citizenship activities. Three students received Chancellors’ Scholarships honouring current and former U of G chancellors […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201955 Views

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CBU and Grenfell Campus, MUN Sign In.Business MOU

On July 31, 2019, Cape Breton University (CBU) and Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see Grenfell Campus partnering with CBU to deliver a provincial version of CBU’s In.Business: A Mentorship Program for Indigenous Youth. First piloted in Nova Scotia by CBU in 2011, and continuing since, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201982 Views

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Ontario Takes Action to Improve Access to Education for First Nation Students

Reciprocal Education Approach (REA) Increases Parental Choice and Cuts Red Tape September 17, 2019 NIPISSING FIRST NATION, NORTH BAY — Today, Ontario announced a historic step forward for First Nation students by removing barriers to quality education. Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, and Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, and Minister of Energy, Northern Development […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201994 Views

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Celebrating a Community of Change: New website from Red River College supports vulnerable children and their caregivers

September 17, 2019 WINNIPEG – Today, Red River College (RRC) reveals a brand-new resource that highlights the potential for positive change that is released in a low-income community when their youngest citizens have access to intense early childhood services. Community of Change is a new website that demonstrates how changing vulnerable children’s early learning opportunities not only has a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201983 Views

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McGill launches ninth annual Indigenous Awareness Weeks – McGill Tribune

September 17, 2019 McGill’s ninth annual Indigenous Awareness Weeks (IAW) launched on Sept. 16. The theme this year is “matriarchy and Indigenous languages,” inspired partly by the United Nations proclamation of 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Indigenous Education Advisor Janelle Kaperski spearheaded the organization of the 12 of the 16 IAW events, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201962 Views

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Part of a bigger plan’: Indigenous scholar at UWindsor doesn’t feel like a ‘token’ – CBC

‘Just because it’s a typical settler topic doesn’t mean I’m going to teach it from a settler perspective’ Sep 16, 2019 Political science professor Rebecca Major has been at the University of Windsor for a year now — but she’s never felt like her skills are limited to her Indigenous background. Major is watching the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201955 Views

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Celebrating the Great Kids of Alberta

The Alberta government has awarded 16 young people the 2019 Great Kids Award for inspiring and changing the lives of others. The province gives out the Great Kids Award annually to recognize and celebrate kids who accomplish great things while overcoming challenges in their life. “I am honoured to award these inspiring young people with […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201938 Views

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Child care meets campus life as Province invests in new spaces at UBC

Sept. 16, 2019 VANCOUVER – More than 90 new child care spaces are coming to the University of British Columbia, giving kids an early taste of UBC life. The morning routine will soon be easier for parents at UBC with the Province investing $3 million through its Childcare BC New Spaces Fund to support the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201975 Views

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Memorial U: Honorary degree recipients for fall convocation announced

Sept. 16 Memorial University has announced the names of two people to whom it will award honorary doctorates at fall convocation ceremonies in October. Mary Jacqueline (Jackie) Sheppard, a trailblazer in business, and Timothy Laverne McNeill, deputy minister of education and economic development, Nunatsiavut Government, will receive honorary doctor of laws degrees on Thursday, Oct. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201940 Views

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Indigenous educational institute marks growth in Munsee-Delaware – CBC

Officials note higher enrolment, new programs and more campuses Sep 16, 2019 The Anishinabek Educational Institute is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an increase in enrolment and new programs at its Munsee- Delaware campus. The organization offers college-level programs that cater to indigenous students at two campuses in the province. One is in the community, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201918 Views

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Students visit Thunder Bay for Wake The Giant campaign, concert to make Indigenous youth feel safe – The Globe and Mail

It’s a campaign that has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in sponsorships, and has been widely embraced by the city as an example of its inclusivity efforts. But it has also been criticized as a Band-Aid solution to deep-rooted issues s a rock band warmed up behind him at the Thunder Bay marina Saturday […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2019101 Views

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To preserve Indigenous languages, U of T must do better – Varsity

Academic institutions must expand Indigenous language-learning opportunities in the face of endangerment and extinction Over 188 years have passed since the first residential schools were established in Canada. Residential schools, a part of government- and church-sponsored policy, were built to undermine Indigenous identity in favor of the dominant white settler society. The repercussions of these […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201916 Views

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McMaster U: New exhibition confronts ‘Indian’ image and stereotypes

A new exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art refutes the well-known adage “history is written by the victors,” encouraging visitors to activate their peripheral vision to see beyond their direct line of sight, exploring histories not at the centre of the dominant worldview. Peripheral Vision(s) sparks a visual dialogue between 19th-century ledger drawings by […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201940 Views

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Student Start-Ups: Modern Métis Woman offers network for Métis-identifying women – Queen’s Journal

Queen’s alum’s non-profit uses art and scholarships to create an inclusive online community In what started as a journey to understand her own identity, Carleigh Milburn, ArtSci ’19, has created an inclusive community focused on unifying people striving for self-identification. The result was her founding of Modern Métis Woman, a non-profit organization offering post-secondary scholarship […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201934 Views

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NAN Orange Shirt Day – Indian Residential School Walk

September 30, 2019 – 11AM – Patterson Park Read more: http://www.nan.on.ca/orange-shirt-day NT5

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Leading to Learn draws favourable reviews from participants – SK Teachers’ Federation

September 12, 2019 Ever since the Ministry of Education announced its Education Sector Strategic Plan five years ago, much of the attention has focused on the goals to improve on-time graduation rates for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students by 2020. In the interim, there have been various initiatives that have been undertaken with that […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201932 Views

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Exhibit Emphasizes Importance of Truth in Reconciliation: U of G

September 13, 2019 A new exhibit opening in Guelph this week draws attention to the need for truth in reconciliation efforts, say University of Guelph leaders. “Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario” will run at the Guelph Civic Museum September 16, 2019 to March 1, 2020. It focuses on eugenics education, including […]

by pnationtalk on September 13, 201942 Views

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2019 UArctic Project Call Results for Networking Activities on Arctic Research and Education

September 13, 2019 The results for the 2019 UArctic Project Call for Networking Activities on Arctic Research and are now ready, and three projects will receive funding from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science for their two-year projects starting this autumn. UArctic wishes success to the projects and looks forward to hearing more […]

by pnationtalk on September 13, 201928 Views

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