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Calgary Board of Education – Centennial High School Hosts Red Dress Project in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – Education News Canada

On May 2, students from Centennial High School hosted Otahpiaaki Fashion Week’s Red Dress Project in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Students had the opportunity to speak with Elder Jeannie Smith-Davis about the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada and participate in memory of women from the Treaty 7 region […]

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Media Advisory – International Astronomy Day at the Ontario Science Centre May 11

TORONTO, May 9, 2019  – Calling all sun observers, planet lovers and star watchers!   Come join us on May 11 at the Ontario Science Centre to celebrate International Astronomy Day, with a fun-filled day – and night — of exciting programs and experiences for visitors of all ages.  Head outside and try your hand at solar telescope observing.  […]

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UWinnipeg receives grant to strengthen diversity and inclusion on campus

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg has been granted an Equity Diversity and Inclusion Institutional Capacity-Building Grant valued at $355,900 over two years. UWinnipeg’s Looking Inward and Forward to Improve Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Outcomes is a project designed to make UWinnipeg a diverse and inclusive campus for everyone. “UWinnipeg is committed to […]

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More child care equals more options for Delta families

May 9, 2019 DELTA – Parents in Delta searching for child care now have relief with 107 new licensed spaces in two new child care centres. The new licensed centres received a total of $296,135 through the Province’s Childcare BC New Spaces Fund. “Families in Delta have needed more quality, licensed child care spaces for a […]

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Garden River First Nation strongly opposes the cuts to Education! – SaultOnline.com

May 9, 2019 Garden River First Nation will be hosting an Educational Rally opposing the proposed cuts to Education on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Hwy 17 and Hwy 17B (rain or shine). Garden River First Nation pays over four million dollars in tuition fees annually […]

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Indigenous Advocate to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree from VIU

May 8, 2019 Celebrating and preserving Indigenous cultures and perspectives through place-based teachings is Frank Brown’s life-long commitment. Brown, a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation, who carries the Hereditary Hemas (Chief) name of Dhadhiyasila (λ.λ.yasila) meaning “preparing for the largest potlatch”, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Vancouver Island University (VIU)in recognition […]

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New collaboration between U of T and Toronto District School Board to bring more under-represented students to campus

Alexander Olowookeri, a Grade 11 student at Downsview Secondary School, initially found the University of Toronto daunting when he visited the downtown Toronto campus Tuesday – until he learned about a new partnership between U of T and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). The program, called Support, Engage, Experience U of T, or SEE […]

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Julien elected Indigenous Trustee – Northern News

May 9, 2019 On April 29th, District School Board Ontario North East students elected a new Student Senate to represent them in the 2019-2020 school year. Two representatives from each of our nine secondary schools were elected to the 2019-2020 Senate, with an additional three Indigenous participants appointed. At the same gathering, the group of […]

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Ermineskin Nation building its future – Wetaskiwin Times

May 9, 2019 Last week, the sod turned on a ground-breaking pilot project at Ermineskin Cree Nation. The April 26 sod turning and agreement signing kicked off an Indigenous Service Canada pilot program called Housing Through Education where 36 high school students in partnership with Maskwacis Education School Commission will be taught skills and trades […]

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Rush for Indigenous hires at universities opens door to failure, impostors, say academics – CBC

Fierce competition among institutions for Indigenous professors can lead to missteps May 08, 2019 Academic institutions across Canada are feeling the pressure to add more Indigenous staff to their faculty. To meet the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action to close employment gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians, some universities are creating new positions […]

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Making the Grade (Métis style!): A unique collaboration pairs Métis design with mathematics curriculum

A new collaboration is teaching students about Métis culture in an unexpected context: math class. Synthesizing Métis beading techniques with mathematic charts and formulas, students are engaging both right and left brain as they learn to weave their very own beaded bracelets. Introduced as a pilot project in May 2018 to a fifth grade class […]

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Motivating minds – Queen’s Gazette

Funding will engage youth in modern science, marine science projects May 8, 2019 New federal funding is allowing Memorial to continue fostering the next generation of young innovators and cultural leaders through a series of unique community programs. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is investing a total of $64,000 into […]

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University of Calgary Recognized Nationally by HSBC for Empowering Entrepreneurs

(VANCOUVER) 7 May 2019: Students at the University of Calgary have created a social enterprise that helps create meaningful employment for people of First Nation communities through beekeeping and fruit-bearing orchard operations. The Enactus Calgary team won the 2019 HSBC Entrepreneurs Project Accelerator Best Project award at the 2019 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Vancouver. The […]

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UArctic: Arctic Council Ministerial concludes in Rovaniemi

May 08, 2019 Bringing a close to Finland’s successful chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi on May 7 also highlighted the successful cooperation with UArctic on the Education priority during the chairmanship period. Although the final meeting concluded without a Ministerial Declaration for the first time, the Statement from the Chair outlined the contributions […]

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University of Regina’s 25th consecutive balanced operating budget approved by the Board of Governors

May 7, 2019 The University of Regina’s 2019-20 budget was approved by the Board of Governors on May 7, 2019 marking a quarter century of balanced annual operating budgets. The total operating budget for the University in 2019-20 is approximately $230 million. “The University of Regina is marking its 25th consecutive year of presenting a […]

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Northern Gateway Public Schools – Indigenous students recognized for character and achievement – Education News Canada

The Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards recognize First Nations, Metis and Inuit students who model strength and commitment in pursuing their education and embracing their personal gifts and potential while celebrating the ways of their people. Read More: https://educationnewscanada.com/article/education/level/k12/3/766294/indigenous-students-recognized-for-character-and-achievement.html

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Concordia prof documents power struggles and reconciliation in the Far North – The Kincardine News

Aphrodite Salas and five journalism students “made do” with limited technology and services while filming in Gull Bay First Nation. May 8, 2019 There are those who spew and those who do. Aphrodite Salas was determined to take the latter course after leaving her CTV broadcast reporting job last year to become an assistant professor […]

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New ADSB Student Trustees Appointed – The North Channel Current

May 8, 2019 The Algoma District School Board approved the appointment of three Student Trustees for the 2019 / 2020 school year: Isabella DiBerardino from Korah Collegiate and Leah Moggy from Superior Heights as the Student Trustees and Marek McLeod from Superior Heights as Indigenous Student Trustee, for the Algoma District School Board, effective August […]

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Students get feet wet with city life – The Chronicle Journal

Matawa Education is rolling out the welcome mat for a group of Grade 8 students from remote First Nation communities this week. The students will be taking part in more than 25 activities hosted by the Matawa Education Youth Inquest Program. “This is to take away some of the mystery and uncertainty of coming to […]

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With a slight tuition hike, U of R tables 25th straight balanced budget – 620 CKRM.com

May 07, 2019 Saying it is a testament to their record of responsible, financial stewardship, the University of Regina’s Board of Governors has approved a balanced budget for the 2019-20 academic year. It is the 25th straight year that a balanced budget has been delivered. Thomas Chase is the university’s vice-president of academic and provost. […]

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MMF: When it Comes to Preparing our Children for School, Pallister’s Government Receives a Failing Grade

Winnipeg, MB – On May 5, 2019, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and the University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies issued a study on the school preparedness of Métis and non-Métis children in Manitoba. According to this study, the first to focus on the Métis, children in Manitoba fall behind the rest of Canada, […]

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U of Winnipeg: 2019-20 budget prioritizes student supports

Yesterday evening, The University of Winnipeg’s Board of Regents approved a balanced budget of $144 million for 2019-2020. Tuition will increase 3.7% over last year for most programs. In keeping with the three-year budget strategy that was first adopted in 2016, UWinnipeg is stabilizing its financial position and taking a prudent approach that focuses on […]

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UBC: Researchers team up to protect BC’s forested watersheds

B.C.’s forests and watersheds have taken a beating over the past few years. Wildfires, floods, landslides, and pests such as the Mountain Pine Beetle have all had significant environmental and socio-economic impacts on communities across the province. A new initiative from the Interior University Research Coalition (IURC)—the Disaster Prevention, Response, Recovery and Resilience (Disaster PR3) […]

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Acadia University Honorary Degree Recipients Recognized for Philanthropy, Advocacy, and Compassion

May 06, 2019 Wolfville, NS (May 6, 2019) –Slightly more than 800 graduates will receive degrees during Acadia University’s 177thConvocation ceremonies May 12thand 13thin Wolfville. Following a tradition that began in 1848, the University will confer Honorary Degrees as part of the ceremony, this year to five deserving individuals who have demonstrated a passion for […]

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Matawa students tour the city – Tbnewswatch.com

The Matawa Education Centre is hosting a tour and orientation for Grade 8 students from remote First Nation communities as part of a recommendation from the Seven Youth Inquest THUNDER BAY – Students from several remote First Nation communities are learning about everything the city of Thunder Bay has to offer, including how to stay […]

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Beaconsfield students learn about Indigenous history through the arts – Global News

May 6, 2019 It’s taken three months to pull it off, but students at St. Edmund Elementary School in Beaconsfield have managed to put together a play that explores a dark part of Canadian history. “I’m floored,” said Indigenous throat singer Nina Segalowitz, who also performed a song during the play. “I’m moved. I’m touched […]

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Northlands College students celebrate 2019 graduation – MBC Network Radio Online

May 6, 2019 With about 400 friends and family looking on, 30 students from across the province took part in the Northlands College graduation on Saturday in La Ronge. Students from such programs as business administration, nursing, social work, Aboriginal justice and criminology and education were part of the ceremony. “The last two years, many […]

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Distinguished alumni among recipients of honorary doctorates at Waterloo’s convocation

May 06, 2019 A Waterloo alumnus with a distinguished career as a civil servant, banking executive, venture capitalist, policy advisor and philanthropist will be among the recipients of honorary doctorates at the University of Waterloo’s upcoming spring convocation ceremonies. Toby Jenkins, a champion of the knowledge-based economy in the Waterloo region, has served on a number […]

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USask and Gwich’in Tribal Council hosts two-day public symposium on Indigenous leadership, energy policy and arctic issues

SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to join the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Gwich’in Tribal Council for a two-day event showcasing speakers from across Canada regarding public policy and energy sovereignty in Indigenous communities. USask’s College of Arts and Science and the School of Environment and Sustainability are hosting 10 young […]

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Lakehead Orillia announces 2019 honorary doctorate and Civitas Award recipients

May 6, 2019 – Orillia, ON On Saturday, June 8, one of Canada’s most distinguished and internationally recognized contemporary artists, Charles Pachter, will receive an honorary doctorate in fine arts during Lakehead University’s Orillia Campus convocation ceremonies. This year’s ceremonies will take place at Rotary Place, celebrating the graduation of some 400 students. “This year’s […]

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U of Lethbridge: Alberta historian and author Hugh A. Dempsey to receive honorary degree

May 06, 2019 Hugh A. Dempsey, one of Alberta’s most renowned storytellers, authors and historians will be recognized by the University of Lethbridge when he is awarded an honorary degree at 2019 Spring Convocation. Dempsey, the Chief Curator Emeritus of the Glenbow Museum, has authored more than 20 books that focused primarily on the culture […]

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A Concordia student report on reconciliation in Northern Ontario live on CTV Montreal – Concordia U News

From Shore to Sky tells the story of a solar energy project in the Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek-Gull Bay First Nation May 6, 2019 Five journalism students and one professor, Aphrodite Salas, recently headed to a remote community 200 km north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, to undertake an ambitious multimedia report. They set out to tell […]

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NorQuest College wins Indigenous Education Excellence Award

Niagara Falls, May 6, 2019 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) celebrated the many achievements of its members and their staff with the 2019 Awards of Excellence. This year’s recipients were announced during the association’s annual conference in Niagara Falls. The CICan Awards of Excellence recognize best practices from institutions across the country, as well as individual leadership and achievements. […]

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Nominations Open for Council of the Federation Literacy Award

May 03, 2019 Nominations Open for Council of the Federation Literacy Award Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Council of the Federation Literacy Award in recognition of Yukoners who demonstrate outstanding achievement, innovative practice and excellence in adult literacy. The award honours educators, practitioners, volunteers, First Nations programs, community organizations and businesses that are […]

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Paulatuk school improves attendance rate by 25% this year – CBC

At one point, the school had the lowest attendance rate in the Beaufort Delta region May 06, 2019 Angik School in Paulatuk, N.W.T., has always struggled with improving its attendance rate — at one point, the school had the lowest attendance rate in the Beaufort Delta region. “We’ve been in a battle with attendance for […]

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BC Government: Provincial Child Care Council welcomes new members

May 3, 2019 VICTORIA – Three early care and learning proponents are joining the Provincial Child Care Council, a diverse group providing advice and recommendations to government on developing B.C.’s universal child care plan. Chris Beaton is a proud member of the Mohawk Nation and the current executive director of the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre. He […]

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Progress report on Indigenous initiatives shows U of T ‘moving in the right direction’

Funding to hire Indigenous faculty and staff. A new Indigenous Mentoring Day to help job-seekers learn about working at the university. A new Office of Indigenous Initiatives to co-ordinate and oversee efforts at reconciliation across the University of Toronto’s three campuses. These are just three of the many ways the university has responded to the […]

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Confederation College: 2019 Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement & Recognition Awards

May 3, 2019 The Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards was formally known as The Niigaantige Career Fair. It began in 1987 when a need was identified to address the high attrition rates among Aboriginal students studying at the secondary and post secondary levels. This year marks their 15th anniversary and took place […]

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GDI T&E West-Central and East-Central Committee Members (vacancy)

West Central Selection Committee Member ( 2 vacancies) and East Central Selection Committee Member (4 vacancies) Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Inc (GDIT&E) was established in 2006 to serve the Métis training and employment needs in Saskatchewan. GDIT&E falls under the parent umbrella organization, the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research. […]

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Celebrating community building and philanthropy: Saint Mary’s newest honorary degree recipients

Community building and philanthropy are being celebrated by Saint Mary’s University this May, as the university recognizes the achievements of four new honorary degree recipients. The university is pleased to recognize the extraordinary achievements of: Senator Dan Christmas, a Mi’kmaw leader and Independent Senator for Nova Scotia. Mr. Christmas has served in numerous leadership positions […]

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Global Philanthropists Recognized by VIU for Education Advocacy

In recognition of their efforts to empower youth through education, Reeta Roy, President and CEO of the Mastercard Foundation, and Peggy Woo, Strategic Advisor to the Foundation, will receive Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from VIU on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Two women who have positively impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of youth […]

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Federal funding supports Laurier hands-on science programs for Indigenous youth, high school students

May 2, 2019 Waterloo – Two Wilfrid Laurier University programs that engage youth with science are receiving federal funding so they can continue providing hands-on, purposeful learning experiences for teens. The National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC’s) PromoScience program announced funding on May 2 for the Mama Aki-Mother Earth Camp for Indigenous […]

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UNB to grant six honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

May 2, 2019 The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to six outstanding individuals at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on May 29, 30 and 31. Susan Guilford Montague will receive an honorary doctorate of letters degree in Fredericton on May 29 at 10 a.m. A UNB champion, fundraiser […]

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Students Across Canada Request Climate Action Plans from All Federal Parties: Will Report Back Pre Election to Canadians

MONTREAL, May 3, 2019 – High school students in over 65 towns across the country are striking from school today to demand bold, climate justice plans from all federal parties. Their message? That virtually all federal parties currently get an “F” grade for their climate action plans and that students will continue striking until they see real […]

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Students celebrate history, share learning at Provincial Heritage Fair

May 02, 2019 More than 180 students from 28 Island schools showcased their learning at the Provincial Heritage Fair today at Confederation Centre of the Arts. The annual provincial heritage fair is an exhibition of projects created by grades 5 to 9 students who use various media to tell stories about heroes, famous Canadian people […]

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Orillia high school welcomes students from Nunavut for cultural exchange – BarrieToday

Twenty-one Clyde River students in town for two weeks; Twin Lakes students will head to Nunavut this month They’ve travelled a long way from home, but students from Clyde River, Nunavut, are already feeling a sense of community in Orillia. Twenty-one students from Quluaq School in the small Inuit community on Baffin Island are taking […]

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Trent University program combining Indigenous, western sciences receives $120,000 in federal funding – Global News

A Trent University program focused on empowering youth through Indigenous and western knowledge will be receiving $120,000 in federal funding over the next three years. The Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science program — also known as TRACKS — received the sum from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) as part of its […]

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UWinnipeg science outreach receives NSERC funding

WINNIPEG, MB – The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded The University of Winnipeg over $100,000 as part of the PromoScience program. This money will help support three UWinnipeg led, hands-on learning experiences for young students in our community. These outreach programs promote an understanding of science, mathematics and technology […]

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NS Government: More Inclusive Education Supports for Students

May 2, 2019 Students across the province will have access to 173 more inclusive education specialists, teachers and non-teaching staff this September. “This is another expansion of supports for students as part of our new model of inclusive education in Nova Scotia,” said Zach Churchill, Minister, Education and Early Childhood Development. “We are changing our […]

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Bill Best Appointed to Second Term as Cambrian College President

May 1, 2019 SUDBURY – The Cambrian College Board of Governors has renewed President Bill Best for a second term leading the College, effective immediately. “We are very pleased to have Bill continue his tremendous leadership of Cambrian College,” says Ron Sarazin, Chair of Cambrian’s Board of Governors, and Chair of the Cambrian Circle for […]

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