UWinnipeg collaborates with Indspire, school division for Indigenous teacher training

January 29, 2019

CBC reports that the University of Winnipeg has partnered with Indspire and the Winnipeg School Division to launch Build from Within, a training and recruitment program for Indigenous teachers. The program’s first cohort of 30 students will complete an educational assistant diploma in their first year, after which they will attend UWinnipeg for an integrated Bachelor of Arts and Education. “In talking with elders [they said], we need to find from within our division future Indigenous teachers, instead of trying to find them from everywhere else to come in,” said Build from Within Project Manager Shane Bostrom. CBC (MB)