Latest FNUC firing frustrates Saskatchewan advanced education minister

January 9, 2009

Saskatchewan Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris says he is "a little frustrated" by the recent high-profile firing at the First Nations University of Canada as the school tries to recover from a "reputational challenge." The dismissal of Shauneen Pete, vice-president of academics, comes days after a government-funded report conducted by an external review committee was submitted to FNUC's board of governors. Norris hopes the board will approve the report. The Canadian Association of University Teachers says the review may do little to change its decision to censure FNUC. Regina Leader-Post