ON PSE institutions working to include Indigenous perspectives

November 19, 2014

In Ontario, 2 PSE institutions have been continuing efforts to include the perspectives of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. Sudbury’s Laurentian University has been actively trying to increase the number of Indigenous faculty members at the university, and has surpassed its original recruitment goal by double. “To level the playing field, if you will, it's really important that Aboriginal faculty are seen in the university across a variety of disciplines,” said AVP Academics and Indigenous programs Sheila Cote Meek. In Ottawa, Carleton University is building on recent initiatives and introducing 2 new graduate diplomas in Indigenous Policy and Administration (IPA) and an IPA stream in the MA in Public Administration. The new programs include classes in Indigenous history, policy, community development, and leadership. CBC | CBC Radio Interview | Carleton IPA Program website