UManitoba’s Vice-Provost of Indigenous Engagement resigns

December 10, 2018

CBC reports that Lynn Lavalée, the University of Manitoba’s first Vice-Provost of Indigenous Engagement, has resigned. According to Lavalée, university administrators resisted her efforts to fight systemic racism. “I am not doing this to be malicious,” said Lavalée. “I think that University of Manitoba is no different than any other post-secondary institute in Canada. Racism exists everywhere.” UManitoba declined CBC’s request for an interview with President David Barnard. In a statement, VP Academic Janice Ristock said that UManitoba “remains firm in its commitment to bring about transformations at the institutional level that will facilitate Indigenous achievement.” CBC (MB)