St Mary’s University launches First Nations, Métis and Inuit Partnership

March 25, 2015

St Mary’s University in Calgary has officially launched a new First Nations, Métis and Inuit Partnership consisting of 4 pillars: the FNMI Advisory Council, Elders on Campus program, Scholars on Campus program, and the FNMI Liaison Specialist. The partnership will allow the university to better work with the Indigenous community to support Aboriginal learners. “By integrating FNMI ways of knowing and being, we will make St Mary’s a better university for all learners. The partnership we are celebrating was built on respect, trust and a strong desire to move forward together,” said inaugural Liaison Specialist Michelle Scott. STMU stated in a news release that “the launch of the 4 foundational pillars paves the way in creating a learning environment that encourages opportunity and success for FNMI students.” STMU News