UPEI creates Indigenous advisory group in effort to address TRC recommendations

March 21, 2017

The University of Prince Edward Island announced last week that it plans to launch an Indigenous advisory group to support the school in honouring the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. CBC reports that the purpose of the council is to guide, advise, and support the overall direction to be undertaken by UPEI to contribute to the reconciliation process through higher learning. “We must ensure that the perspectives of our Indigenous Peoples are included in the governance of the University,” says UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. “This council will explore ideas and develop initiatives that enable the campus to change attitudes, so that Indigenous students at UPEI are welcomed and can thrive and achieve high levels of academic and personal success.” CBC