Students’ union asks BrandonU for mandatory Indigenous class

November 3, 2016

Brandon University might soon join the group of Canadian institutions mandating that undergraduate students take at least one course on Indigenous history and culture, reports CBC. The university’s student union has called upon faculty and administrators to bring in the requirement after consulting with students who say they want to see a greater emphasis on Indigenous education at the school. Steven Robinson, a senior administrator at BrandonU, has said that the school is looking at a variety of options, which include the introduction of mandatory courses. He also suggested that "rather than introducing new courses or mandating existing courses for everybody, you [could] find ways of getting Indigenous content into each course that is already being taught." A committee of administrators, faculty and students has reportedly been convened and will begin meeting in December 2016. CBC