Human rights commission protects MUN's Aboriginal Designated Seats Program

March 27, 2012

The Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission has granted special status to Memorial University's Aboriginal Designated Seats Program, meaning that existing designated seats and the program itself are protected from any challenges. MUN's program is now the most comprehensive of its kind in Canada. While many universities have designated seats for Aboriginal students in a handful of programs, MUN reserves seats for such students in many programs institution-wide. As a proportion of its total population, NL has the largest Aboriginal population of any province east of Manitoba. MUN News