UQAM reconsidering policy regarding Indigenous self-identification

February 24, 2020

The Université du Québec à Montréal has told the Journal de Montréal that it will not require instructors to possess Indigenous status to teach in the school's Indigenous studies program. UQAM told the Journal that it was considering the possibility of reserving the positions of professors and lecturers in the program for Indigenous persons. This consideration follows the termination of two UQAM lecturers following the questioning of the instructors' Indigenous identities. UQAM wished to clarify, however, that the school's reconsideration of its policies only relates to the question of self-declaration.  Journal de Montréal  | Journal de Montréal  (QC)