UoGuelph to hire Aboriginal professors, increase scholarships

March 4, 2016

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the University of Guelph plans to hire five Aboriginal professors in tenure-track positions and boost graduate scholarships to students who identify as Aboriginal. The hiring and scholarships won’t be limited to any faculty or discipline, said UoGuelph Provost Charlotte Yates, who believes that there is a moral responsibility for universities to respond to the TRC report. “All groups need to see themselves reflected in educational institutions, “ she added. In addition to the faculty positions and five graduate scholarships, the school will also create two undergraduate research awards, one postdoctoral fellowship, and a year-long artist in residence position. Guelph Mercury (CP)