Lakehead law school dean steps down, citing systemic issues

April 16, 2018

Lakehead University Bora Laskin Faculty of Law Dean Angelique EagleWoman has announced that she is stepping down from her position. “I have been the victim of systemic discrimination at Lakehead University,” EagleWoman wrote in a letter to the law faculty’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee. The Toronto Star reports that EagleWoman was told by the school that she was focusing too much on the school’s Indigenous mandate. EagleWoman had also reportedly taken on the job of teaching all mandatory Indigenous courses in addition to the demands of being a dean. In an emailed statement, Lakehead emphasized its “unwavering” commitment to its core pillars, and stated that it will not comment on personnel matters beyond confirming the resignation. Toronto Star | CBC