A reflection on Canadian universities and reconciliation: Keshen

July 13, 2021
Canadian universities must commit themselves to Truth and Reconciliation, decolonization and Indigenization, embracing diversity, and coming to terms with the past, writes new University of Regina President Jeff Keshen. The author describes how URegina’s strategic plan, kahkiyaw kiwȃhkomȃkȃninawak — All Our Relations, is being used to guide the university in reconciliation through its teaching, research, learning, and service efforts. “As together we emerge from the pandemic, and gradually reopen to something closer to what we remember life was like before COVID-19, we must also be open to something else: Demonstrating compassion and empathy toward others in a way that history shows our country has not always done,” writes Keshen. Regina Leader Post (Editorial)