MUN signs agreement with Miawpukek First Nation

August 13, 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Miawpukek First Nation and Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to increase opportunities for members of the First Nation to study medicine. MUN’s Aboriginal Admissions Program currently reserves 3 seats for Aboriginal students in its medical school per year. Under the MOU, members of Miawpukek will be eligible to sit on admissions and steering committees related to recruiting Aboriginal students for medical school; in addition, the First Nation will provide opportunities for all medical students to participate in learning experiences related to traditional medicine and culture. The agreement also provides support for learners during the admissions process and during the duration of their studies. “This MOU recognizes Memorial University’s special obligation to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and the importance of engaging and partnering with our communities to achieve common goals,” said Faculty of Medicine Dean James Rourke. MUN News