SFU, Indigenous committee sign partnership agreement

January 15, 2019

Simon Fraser University and the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee have signed a partnership agreement to  promote and support the academic, research and community engagement needs and interests of the region’s Indigenous peoples. “SFU is honoured to be entering into this collaboration agreement with SUILC,” said SFU President Andrew Petter. “By working together, we can make an important contribution to advancing the process of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Surrey.” An SFU release adds that Surrey has the highest concentration of urban Indigenous youth in British Columbia, and that SFU Surrey’s campus administrators have spent the last year meeting with SUILC to determine how the university can better serve this population. NationTalk(SFU) (BC)