Dalhousie developing Aboriginal studies minor

October 9, 2013

Dalhousie University is developing a new interdisciplinary minor in Aboriginal Studies, with funding from the DALVision Academic Innovation initiative, announced in June. Currently there are a handful of courses in Indigenous topics across a variety of faculties, but no dedicated program. The project is a partnership among the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Health Professions, and Management, along with the Transition Year Program and the Aboriginal Health Sciences Initiative. The curriculum developer is “starting by researching other universities that have similar programs in place, and then looking at speaking with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students about what they’d like to see, along with faculty and the community.” The project is expected to be complete by spring, with a hopeful launch date of fall 2015. Dal News