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New Brunswick to Host First Nations and Inuit National Science Camp

Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat
(07/08/02)
NB 993

Aug. 2, 2007

FREDERICTON (CNB) – Fifty First Nations and Inuit students between the ages of 12 and 15 will participate in the fifth annual First Nations and Inuit National Science Camp to be held in the Maritime Provinces from August 5 to 12, 2007. The New Brunswick segment is scheduled for August 9 – 12 in Fredericton.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Nova Scotia’s Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick sponsor the science camp, with assistance from various businesses and agencies.

The camp brings together youth from all over the country to learn about careers in science and technology. It also promotes the importance of education in finding jobs in these fields.

by NationTalk on August 2, 20071110 Views

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Application Deadline Approaching for Helen Bassett Commemorative Scholarships

Helen Bassett Commemorative Scholarships

Every year, NWAC Youth Department and the Youth Council coordinate the Helen Bassett youth scholarships awarded to four young Aboriginal women in the amount of $1,000 each. The scholarships are coordinated as part of the Youth Intervenor program and are made possible by the generous donation of Helen Bassett.

Helen Bassett was an Ontario artist and an amazing woman who tried to make a difference as an individual and engage the government into fair solutions to Aboriginal land claim issues. After befriending an Aboriginal artist and learning through him about the plight of Aboriginal people, she became passionate about the issue and had special concern for advancement of Aboriginal women. In her selflessness, she specified NWAC as one of the beneficiaries of her estate in her will, which helped us sustain our post-secondary student scholarships program to this day.

by NationTalk on July 31, 20071362 Views

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AEDP Celebrates Its 81st Partnership Agreement

July 27, 2007

The Government of Saskatchewan today signed an Aboriginal Employment Development Program (AEDP) partnership agreement with the City of North Battleford, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 287 and the Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighter’s Association No. 1756 to increase job opportunities for Saskatchewan Aboriginal people in the North Battleford area.

by NationTalk on July 29, 2007850 Views

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Canada’s New Government Funds Project to Help Aboriginal Canadians Improve Their Literacy and Essential Skills and Participate in the Work Force

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(July 26, 2007) – The Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board and regional minister for Manitoba, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced $190,000 in funding for the National Indigenous Literacy Association (NILA) to further develop literacy programming for Aboriginal people.

“Canada’s New Government is committed to creating the best-educated, most-skilled and most flexible work force in the world,” said Minister Toews. “This project will help us ensure that Aboriginal Canadians have the literacy and essential skills necessary to participate fully in the work force.”

by NationTalk on July 26, 2007977 Views

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Canada’s New Government Helps People in Prince George Find Jobs

July 25, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia— The Honourable Jay Hill, Secretary of State and Member of Parliament for Prince George–Peace River, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced funding for an Employment Assistance Services (EAS) initiative in Prince George. The Prince George Native Friendship Centre will receive $840,408 to help people in British Columbia find and maintain employment.

by NationTalk on July 25, 2007731 Views

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The Results are in… the 2007 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards Recognize 65 Individuals and Educators

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(July 25, 2007) – “I’ve made it to the finalists list!” This must be one of many thoughts racing through Victoria Day’s mind as the finalists are announced for the 2007 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards. The Swan River (MB) resident’s desire to improve her literacy skills and self esteem, in order to provide a better life for her daughter, is just one of the compelling stories of commitment and determination told by this year’s literacy award nominees.

by NationTalk on July 25, 2007697 Views

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McGuinty Government Undermines Ontario’s Longest Standing Aboriginal Post-secondary Institute – Minister Bentley Missing in Action

TYENDINAGA, ON, July 24 – A seriously flawed funding formula threatens to force program cancellations at Ontario’s largest and most successful Aboriginal post-secondary institute. “Ontario’s approach to Aboriginal post-secondary institutions through the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Strategy (AETS) has regressed rather than evolved”, stated Karihwakeron Tim Thompson, President and CAO of FNTI (First Nations Technical Institute). “Despite a moderate increase to the total AETS funding pot, the allocation methodology penalizes FNTI for having growing enrolment. FNTI students are being valued at one-fifth the value of students at any other college or university in Ontario. The current approach is badly flawed but all our entreaties to the Minister to address this situation have gone unanswered.”

by NationTalk on July 24, 2007960 Views

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McGuinty Government Helping Aboriginal Postsecondary Students Succeed

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

New Investment To Increase Postsecondary Access For Aboriginal Students

THUNDER BAY, ON, July 24 – The McGuinty government is expanding support for Aboriginal students to ensure they have the opportunity to study and succeed at postsecondary education, Chris Bentley, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, announced today.

“Lakehead’s leadership in Aboriginal access programs with academic supports for programs like biological science and chemistry are exactly the types of initiatives we should be funding to stream more Aboriginal students into health-related professions,” said Michael Gravelle, MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North.

by NationTalk on July 24, 2007996 Views

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Shell Helps Aboriginal Leaders Make the Grade

July 20, 2007

Rod Burnstick is one of the first recipients of a Shell scholarship to attend Aboriginal Leadership Development courses at the Banff Centre in 2007 and 2008, thanks to a $50,000 donation Shell made to the program earlier this year. Burnstick says completing the course means being able to help his community with economy building efforts.

by NationTalk on July 23, 2007862 Views

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Yukon Government Supports Yukon Recording Artists

FOR RELEASE #07-154
July 18, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Three local artists have been awarded Yukon Film & Sound Commission Sound Recording grants to support their careers in the recording industry. This spring’s recipients, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Art Johns and Root Sellers Media’s Nemo and Prhyme will use this funding to take the next step in their recording careers.

by NationTalk on July 18, 2007856 Views

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Project Beyshick Comes to Trent University July 13 – 15

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Trent’s Indigenous Studies Faculty Experts to Mentor
First Nation Youth in Entrepreneurship

Friday, July 13, 2007, Peterborough

Twenty First Nation youth arrive at Trent University today to participate in a series of workshops to learn about entrepreneurship from leading business and cultural experts as part of Project Beyshick, a youth mentoring program focused on career mentoring and entrepreneurship among Aboriginal youth aged 21 to 35 years.

by NationTalk on July 18, 2007970 Views

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13th Annual Provincial Conference on Aboriginal Education: Aboriginal Perspectives in Teaching & Learning

Nov. 22-24, 2007, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC

One of Canada’s largest annual Aboriginal education conferences will host several hundred educators to learn and share about integrating Aboriginal perspectives in a variety of grade levels.

First Call for Proposals will be available July 20, 2007.
Registration Information for participants will be available September 14, 2007.

by NationTalk on July 18, 2007875 Views

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Mi’kmaq Language Instruction Attracting Non-native Students

Aboriginal Affairs
July 17, 2007 10:08

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When Melody Martin-Googoo was a child, she didn’t have the option of hearing her mother tongue spoken in school, let alone taught. Things have certainly changed since then. Now, Melody, who holds a master’s degree in education, is sanctioned by her school board to teach the Mi’kmaq language.

by NationTalk on July 18, 2007852 Views

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Aviation Camp for Aboriginal Youth Takes Flight

July 12, 2007, Thunder Bay – From July 9th to 13th Confederation College is hosting the inaugural First Nation Youth Flight Camp at the Confederation College Aviation Centre of Excellence. The program was originally launched in March 2007 by the Pimesaywii Apitamahkaywin committee to address the shortage of Aboriginal employees in the Canadian aviation industry. A one week camp was designed as a component of the committee’s action plan to introduce the region’s Aboriginal youth to the exciting world of aviation. Pimesaywii Apitamahkaywin consists of members from Wasaya, NAC Air, the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, Seven Generations Education Council and Confederation College.

by NationTalk on July 16, 20071734 Views

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McGuinty Government Expanding Métis Studies In Ontario

Establishing New Postsecondary Chair In Métis Studies

THUNDER BAY, ON, July 13 – The McGuinty government is establishing a new Research Chair in Métis Studies, David Ramsay, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, announced today on behalf of Chris Bentley, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2007934 Views

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Media Advisory: Human Resources and Social Development Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(July 12, 2007) – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, will announce tomorrow in Vancouver new funding for the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership (ASEP) program.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

Minister Solberg will be available to respond to questions from the media following the announcement.

DATE: Friday, July 13, 2007
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Squamish Nation New Trades Training Centre 1500 Railway Street North Vancouver, British Columbia

For more information, please contact

Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Media Relations Office
819-994-5559

or

Office of Minister Solberg
Pema Lhalungpa
Press Secretary
819-994-2482

by NationTalk on July 13, 2007782 Views

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Province Releases RFP For Aboriginal Nursing

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007HEALTH0084-000912
July 12, 2007

Ministry of Health

VICTORIA – To recruit Aboriginal youths into nursing programs and increase the number of nurses in Aboriginal communities in British Columbia, government has issued a request for proposals to Aboriginal organizations, post-secondary institutions and nursing groups for funding totalling $500,000, announced Health Minister George Abbott today.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2007834 Views

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Department Of Education Welcomes Administrators From Across Canada

FOR RELEASE #07-148
July 11, 2007

WHITEHORSE – The Department of Education is hosting the Canadian Association of School Administrators (CASA/ACAS) Annual Conference 2007 and Summer Leadership Academy from July 11 to 15. Over 150 Canadian school district personnel, superintendents and administrators will meet in Whitehorse during that time.

by NationTalk on July 11, 2007897 Views

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Commission Rolls Up Sleeves To Build Labour Force

News Release – July 11, 2007

Members of the new Saskatchewan Labour Market Commission (SLMC) were announced today, marking the official beginning of its work to attract, develop and retain people for the province’s growing labour market.

“Our booming economy has led to record employment levels in the province, and it’s important that we have the people with the right skills to fill the right jobs to meet the growing needs,” Advanced Education and Employment Minister Warren McCall said. “The SLMC brings together a broad range of leaders from throughout the province, who will explore the many opportunities for us to respond to our province’s changing economy and labour market needs. Our government plans to give our stakeholders the tools to get the job done in Saskatchewan’s hot labour market.”

by NationTalk on July 11, 2007892 Views

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Métis Nation of Ontario signs landmark mental health agreement with Providence Care and Queens University

OTTAWA, July 11 – Today the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), Kingston-based Providence Care and Queen’s University signed an agreement that will dramatically expand the MNO’s limited mental health resources, training and research capacity across the province.

MNO President Tony Belcourt stated “The health and well-being of our citizens has always been, and continues to be a priority for the MNO. By working in conjunction with Queens University and Providence Care we are finally going to begin to address the lack of adequate mental health services currently available to our people.”

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071014 Views

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Edmonton Public Library Welcomes First Aboriginal Services Librarian

Media Release
July 09, 2007

Edmonton’s Aboriginal community, with a population of 40,000 and growing, is the second largest of Canadian cities. To reflect that, Edmonton Public Library (EPL) is excited to announce the arrival of not only EPL’s first, but also Alberta’s first-ever Aboriginal Services Librarian, Laura Morin.

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071120 Views

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UNBC Students Participate in Rare Archaeological Dig in North-Central BC

July 10, 2007

For the first time since the 1970s, a university-led archaeological dig has been conducted at a historically significant site in the North Central Interior. Over the past several weeks, 23 UNBC anthropology students have participated in an archaeological field school at a site west of Prince George near the confluence of the Chilako and Nechako Rivers. More than 100 stone artifacts were discovered following the excavation of several square units, in two archaeological sites.

by NationTalk on July 11, 2007749 Views

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Indigenous Youth Get A Taste Of Campus Life

Media Release
Date: July 10, 2007

Twenty-six Indigenous youth from communities across British Columbia will experience the University of Victoria up close this week during UVic’s fourth annual Indigenous Student Mini-University Camp. The camp runs from July 9-13 and introduces B.C. Aboriginal students in grades eight through 11 to university life, and encourages them to pursue post-secondary education.

by NationTalk on July 11, 2007803 Views

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Redefining Success in Aboriginal Learning

The Canadian Council on Learning and the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre are working in partnership with national Aboriginal organizations in Canada to redefine how success in learning is measured for First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.

Aboriginal Peoples, researchers, governments and Canadians in general recognize an urgent need to close the learning gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners. But to achieve this objective demands sound research that generates the evidence and knowledge needed to make effective personal, policy and program decisions about learning.

by NationTalk on July 10, 20071119 Views

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Professor Mark Dockstator Appointed to Lead First Nations Statistical Institute

July 7, 2007

Professor Mark Dockstator of Trent University’s Department of Indigenous Studies has been appointed chairperson of the newly formed First Nations Statistical Institute (FNSI) to lead the provision of analytical services to benefit First Nations and all other levels of government.

by NationTalk on July 9, 20071865 Views

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Fraser River Journey of Rediscover Leadership Program

This summer the Journey of ReDiscovery is offering a unique worldclass educational experience on the Fraser River. The program is being developed by Rick Blacklaws from Langara College and Karen Peters of the Surrey School District with assistance from Robert Broad of Simon Fraser University. This years Journey consists of a 10-day wilderness river-rafting trip departing from Quesnel and concluding 600km south in Yale.

by NationTalk on July 9, 20071217 Views

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Canada’s New Government Making Significant Investments To Improve Learning Environments For First Nation Students

Conne River, NL (July 5, 2007) – The Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, was joined today by Saqamaw (Chief) Misel Joe of the Miawpukek First Nation, to announce federal funding of $275,748 toward the construction of an addition to the St. Anne’s School of the Miawpukek First Nation, Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Investment in this school expansion will make a measurable difference in the quality of education of Miawpukek students and will help them reach their full academic potential.” Minister Hearn stated, “Canada’s New Government is committed to improving on-reserve student retention and graduation rates. Ensuring facilities meet existing and future educational requirements will assist in achieving this important goal.”

by NationTalk on July 5, 20071013 Views

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New Program Offers Enhanced Opportunities for University

First-Generation, Aboriginal Students, and Others Benefit

THUNDER BAY, ON, July 4 – Dr. Fred Gilbert, President of Lakehead University, today announced a special opportunity that will be available at Lakehead this fall. The new program called SAGE – a gateway to education, has been developed to help three distinct groups of students with the transition to university – new high school graduates, mature students, and Aboriginal students.

by NationTalk on July 5, 2007733 Views

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Georgian to Offer Aboriginal Tourism Program at Manitoulin Island institute

posted: July 03, 2007

Georgian College will offer its Aboriginal Tourism program through the Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute (KTEI) on Manitoulin Island. The program, the first of its kind in Ontario, could begin as early as this fall.

Aboriginal Tourism, a two-year diploma program, combines contemporary business technology with Aboriginal-specific subjects. The curriculum includes such topics as community economic development strategies, effective planning, research, marketing tools and more.

by NationTalk on July 4, 20071077 Views

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Western Launches First Nations Masters Courses

By Communications Staff
Thursday, June 28, 2007

Teachers and administrators in First Nations’ schools will now have a new route to graduate education tailored to their needs thanks to The University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Education.

Starting this summer, the first Master’s level courses in Leadership for First Nations Schools will be offered to 14 students. The students will take most of their classes at Walpole Island.

by NationTalk on July 1, 2007809 Views

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Summer School Starts for Elementary Public School Teachers

It’s back to school in July and August for more than 2,000 teachers

TORONTO, June 28 – While many people are enjoying their summer vacation, over 200 Ontario elementary public school teachers will be spending the first week of their summer break in the classroom. They are the first wave of more than 2,000 Ontario teachers who will take part in Summer Academy 2007 over the next two months.

Summer Academy, now in its fifth year, is the professional development program offered in partnership by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), teacher and occasional locals, and many district school boards.

by NationTalk on July 1, 20071094 Views

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FNTI Demands Fairness, Equity and Justice In PSE Funding

TYENDINAGA, ON, June 28 – “The Government of Ontario values an Aboriginal post-secondary student at FNTI at one-fifth of a student attending other colleges and universities. We cannot wait another 22 years to address this inequity,” stated Karihwakeron Tim Thompson, President and CAO of FNTI (First Nations Technical Institute).

by NationTalk on June 29, 2007917 Views

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Aboriginal Students Spiked in Game of Federal-Provincial Volleyball

By Karihwakeron Tim Thompson
President and CAO, First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI)

OTTAWA, June 28 – “The education of Indians consists not merely of training the mind but of a weaning of the habits and feelings of their ancestors and the acquirements of the language, arts and customs of civilized life.” Egerton Ryerson, 1847

Egerton Ryerson is celebrated as the father of the public school system in Canada. Few Canadians know that as a consequence of a report on Aboriginal education he tabled to the government of the day Mr. Ryerson is also the father of the residential school system which has left a legacy of inter-generational social and cultural disruption among the many nations of Indigenous peoples across Canada.

by NationTalk on June 29, 2007937 Views

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Media advisory – Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

OTTAWA, June 27 – Media are invited to attend and witness a signing ceremony of an Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative (AWPI) agreement that promotes career and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people across the country.

The event will include remarks from The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians Minister and Chuck Mulvenna, President and Chief Operating Officer of Canada Safeway Limited.

A media availability will follow.

When:
Thursday, June 28, 2007
11 a.m. MST

Where:
Heritage Park Historical Village
1900 Heritage Drive SW
Calgary, AB

For further information: Pam LeMouel, Communications, INAC Alberta, (780) 495-2840; David Ryzebol, Vice President of Public Relations, Canada Safeway Ltd., (403) 730-3511

by NationTalk on June 28, 2007994 Views

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Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation Receives $50,000 Provincial Endowment

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June 27, 2007

The Manitoba government has contributed an endowment of $50,000 to the Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation, bringing the total commitment to $150,000 over three years, Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Diane McGifford announced today.

by NationTalk on June 27, 20071154 Views

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Aboriginal Strategy Provides Funding For Math Support

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007AE0049-000854
June 26, 2007

Ministry of Advanced Education

VANCOUVER – The Province is providing $130,000 to the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences to help teachers increase math participation of Aboriginal students in First Nations schools, Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell announced today.

by NationTalk on June 26, 2007907 Views

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Canada’s New Government Invests $358,660 Over the Next Three Years in Red Deer for Understanding the Early Years Project

RED DEER, ALBERTA–(June 26, 2007) – Bob Mills, Member of Parliament for Red Deer, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced an investment of $358,660 over three years for the Understanding the Early Years initiative in Red Deer.

“Canada’s new government is delivering on our commitments on early childhood development and child care,” said MP Mills. “Understanding the Early Years will gather information on the developmental needs of children under six in Red Deer and develop an action plan to respond to those needs.”

by NationTalk on June 26, 2007771 Views

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New, Dynamic Degree Program at UWinnipeg: Focus on Urban, Aboriginal & Inner-City Issues

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June 14, 2007
For Immediate Release

WINNIPEG —University of Winnipeg Politics Chair Jim Silver and Institute of Urban Studies Director Jino Distasio today launched an innovative new Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in Urban and Inner-City Studies that begins this Fall. This degree program is unique in that it combines a traditional urban studies focus with inner-city issues, and the experiences of Aboriginals, immigrants and new Canadians-themes that resonate with the current state of our modern Canadian cities.

by NationTalk on June 26, 20071007 Views

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