SFU publishes special Aboriginal Peoples edition of campus newspaper

February 11, 2015

Simon Fraser University has released a special Aboriginal Peoples edition of the campus newspaper, SFU News. The edition was developed in consultation with the Office for Aboriginal Peoples at SFU, and features articles about Aboriginal students, faculty, research, recent initiatives, and services. One article details SFU’s Aboriginal Steering Committee, which has been leading the Aboriginal Strategic Plan. The steering committee is comprised of SFU Indigenous services representatives, external Indigenous community members, and faculty, as well as the university president and many VPs. Initiatives featured in the special edition include the new Indigenous Student Centre that opened in September 2014, summer math camps for Indigenous youth, and the Aboriginal Pre-Health and University Prep Programs. SFU is also presenting a lecture series called the “President’s Dream Colloquium on Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage,” which features internationally renowned researchers speaking about challenges to Indigenous cultural heritage. SFU News