RRC president on Indigenous initiatives

October 31, 2012

In an interview with the Winnipeg Free Press, Red River College President Stephanie Forsyth said the institution wants on-campus family housing and is considering more degree programs, in particular a Bachelor of Indigenous Adult Education. Faculties of education offer courses in adult Aboriginal education, but not specialized degree programs. "We're being asked to seriously look at it" by the Aboriginal community, Forsyth said. The development of on-campus family housing that could accommodate Aboriginal students, particularly those who cannot leave their families behind while coming to Winnipeg to study, is also a priority. "How do we enhance Aboriginal engagement? That's critical for Manitoba," said Forsyth. One way to engage Aboriginal students: "We would like to see family housing on this campus." Winnipeg Free Press