Taking steps towards reconciliation – University Affairs

Taking steps towards reconciliation – University Affairs

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202121 Views

OCT 21 2021

An invitation to decolonize universities through collaboration.

While the entire country was recently invited to come together for the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, most Canadian universities took part in the sixth edition of the National Building Reconciliation Forum that was held in Quebec for the first time.

This forum, organized by Université du Québec and Université Laval, in partnership with Indigenous organizations working in education in Quebec, virtually brought together over 400 people. On the request of its First people partners, the event was focused on action and commitments.

To reflect this objective, we gave the forum the official theme “Falling into step with First Peoples students.” In just a few words, the theme summarizes the vision of universities to respond and adapt to the needs of First peoples to ensure we are welcoming and supporting them on the path to success.

Read More: https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/taking-steps-towards-reconciliation/

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