Laurentian approves creation of Indigenous Research Institute

October 5, 2016

Laurentian University’s senate has approved the creation of the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute. CBC reports that while the institute already exists as a body within the university, the senate’s decision will pave the way for the creation of devoted space at the Faculty of Arts building on Laurentian's Sudbury campus. “It's a focal point for students wanting to learn more about research or those who are completing a thesis at the masters or the PhD levels,” said Taima Moeke-Pickering, associate professor at Laurentian’s School of Indigenous Relations. “So it's a place, very much what the name says, ‘Maamwizing,’ to come together.” Moeke-Pickering adds that the senate’s next step will be to hire a director for the approved centre. CBC