uSask president commits to Indigenization, sustainability

April 13, 2016

University of Saskatchewan President Peter Stoicheff says that he will do everything in his power to encourage cultural inclusion for Indigenous people on his school's campus. His plans reportedly include the hiring of an Indigenous engagement vice-provost position and the creation of an elders advisory council. In a speech before uSask’s General Assembly last week, Stoicheff also said that he is considering the possibility of re-opening the university’s Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus, which closed amid protests in 2012. “The Kenderdine campus offered a number of great experiential learning opportunities for our students and was also a great way to engage with the larger community,” Stoicheff explained, “a vision and a site plan will allow us to attract financial support and partnerships to ensure the campus is sustainable and that it suits the university’s academic mission.” CBC | Global News | uSask