UCalgary receives $1M gift toward Indigenous strategy

August 5, 2022
The University of Calgary has received a $1M gift from the Calgary Foundation toward the university’s Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p. The funds will be used to advance the strategy’s goals and initiatives, including improving the pathways to education for Indigenous students; strengthening connections with Elders; and preserving oral traditions, systems, and processes. “This gift helps us move forward in each of our ways of knowing, doing, being and connecting, and it helps us move in a very targeted manner, quicker than we would have been able to move before,” says UCalgary vice-provost and associate vice-president research (Indigenous engagement) Dr Michael Hart. “In the long term, it will help us to address matters directly related to Indigenous peoples, as well as support others to recognize the contributions that Indigenous people have made, are making and will be making.” UCalgary (AB)