UCN hiring Aboriginal Curriculum Specialist to strengthen ties with Aboriginal community

October 19, 2016

University College of the North has announced that it will be hiring an Aboriginal Curriculum Specialist as part of its strategy to be connected to northern and Aboriginal peoples. Linda Melnick, dean of the department of research and innovation, explained that the “Aboriginal curriculum specialist will assist faculty members in integrating Aboriginal worldviews and northern perspectives in their courses, and help with including Aboriginal methods in teaching, plus support faculty in including Aboriginal content in technologically-mediated courses.” UCN President Konrad Jonassan pointed to UCN’s mandatory courses that introduce students to Aboriginal culture and histories, adding that “in the past, Canada’s education system has discounted the contribution of Aboriginal peoples in Canada, and UCN is contributing to the reversal of that trend.” Winnipeg Free Press | UCN