COU releases findings from Indigenous faculty survey

December 21, 2020

The Council of Ontario Universities has released a new report, Lighting the Fire: Experiences of Indigenous Faculty in Ontario Universities. The report is based on a survey of full-time self-identified Indigenous faculty and demonstrates further need to support the inclusion of Indigenous voices and peoples on campuses across the province. It also includes Calls to Action based on the findings. “We must continue efforts to fully integrate Indigenous histories, culture, traditions and knowledge within our institutions – in our academic programs and research, our cultures, our spaces and structures,” said Caroline Langill, VP, Academic and Provost at OCAD University and Co-Chair of the Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents and Reference Group on Aboriginal Education Joint Working Group. “The Lighting the Fire report provides valuable data to assist Ontario universities in this important work and to advancing meaningful changes to support our Indigenous faculty.” COU | COU (Report) (ON)