UWindsor looks to hire five “best and brightest” Indigenous professors

July 13, 2017

The University of Windsor says that it is committed to hiring five full-time Indigenous professors as part of its ongoing effort to increase diversity in Canadian academia. The announcement is part of a new President's Indigenous Peoples Scholars Program, which UWindsor President Alan Wildeman calls a “very strong statement about the importance of increasing Indigenous representation.” CBC reports that notice of the positions has been sent to Indigenous groups across the country. “[This initiative] will draw in more Aboriginal students ... [and it] will help educate Canadians—or whoever comes to school at the university—about the Indigenous people of Canada,” notes Valarie Waboose an Indigenous professor at UWindsor’s Faculty of Law. CBC