St Paul's to launch Indigenous entrepreneurship program

February 6, 2019

St Paul’s University College at the University of Waterloo plans to introduce a Bachelor of Indigenous Entrepreneurship program that the school reports is the first of its kind in Canada. Lori Campbell, Director of St Paul’s Indigenous Student Centre, told CBC that the program aims to teach Indigenous and non-Indigenous students business management skills from an Indigenous perspective. “I often hear from Indigenous folks that the [mainstream] business programs do not seem like something for them,” said Campbell. “They don't see that there is a place for them in business.” It will also focus on breaking down the misconception that Indigenous people have little experience in business. CBC adds that the program is being assembled by an advisory group made up of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, as well as Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses and stakeholders from across the county. CBC (ON)