UPEI developing ‘historic’ faculty for Indigenous studies – CBC

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UPEI developing ‘historic’ faculty for Indigenous studies – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2021156 Views

Nov 26, 2021

Faculty to develop new 4-year program, mandatory classes for all UPEI students

The University of Prince Edward Island will have a new faculty dedicated to Indigenous studies starting next year.

The school’s senate and board of governors has officially given the greenlight to the faculty of Indigenous knowledge, education, research and applied studies.

The faculty will develop mandatory classes on Indigenous history for all UPEI students, as well as a four-year applied studies program, which will begin next fall semester.

Interim dean Gary Evans said the idea of an Indigenous faculty has been in the works for many years, but it wasn’t until discussions regarding truth and reconciliation took place in the university this year that the project started taking concrete shape.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-indigenous-faculty-upei-1.6263954

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