Canadian university delegation heads to Mexico to discuss Indigenous PSE

March 8, 2012

The presidents of Lakehead University and the University of Regina are co-leading a group of Canadian PSE institutions (including FNUC, Nipissing, uManitoba, uLethbridge, VIU, and NVIT) on a trip to Mexico City to discuss Indigenous higher education. Canadian and Mexican representatives will spend March 11 and 12 establishing partnerships and gaining a better understanding of the complexities regarding the issue. Accessibility being one of his top priorities, Lakehead president Brian Stevenson says his institution has been "successful in removing barriers to education, including economic, geographic and cultural. Our proven and successful model is based on active recruitment and strong transition support. We hope to share our successes and challenges on this trip." Enhancing the university experience of Aboriginal students is a key component of uRegina's strategic plan. Students of Aboriginal descent now represent nearly 10% of uRegina's undergraduate population. uRegina News Release | Lakehead News Release