UWinnipeg Developmental studies hosts Indigenous cohort

October 21, 2020

For the first time in its history, the University of Winnipeg’s Developmental Studies program is hosting an Indigenous cohort. While the program was originally intended to have all of the students on-campus for classes, Director of Developmental Studies Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk created a Course-in-a-Box to allow all students to participate remotely. “All of the readings and activity materials were included in this box,” she explained. “Students are expected to check in with the professor once per week to stay connected and ensure progress is made during the fall term.” To date, Skwarchuk has made connections with most of the students through individual phone calls and discussions in order to encourage them to stay on track with the program. “There’s no plans for a new group next year, but perhaps the year after,” Skwarchuk said. NationTalk (MB)