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NIC celebrates Aboriginal scholars

NIC marking a successful first term of a newly expanded program to provide support to Indigenous learners at all four college campuses. The Aboriginal Scholars program is a culturally relevant, holistic program that began as a pilot project at the Comox Valley campus. Based on the concept of the medicine wheel, the Aboriginal Scholars program […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 20198 Views

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Decade in review: Planning a path of reconciliation – Ubyssey Online

Dec. 4, 2019 UBC has taken steps toward Indigenous reconciliation throughout the 2010s, but there’s still room for improvement over the decade to come. Kicking off the ’teens, Canada officially endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released 94 calls to action […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201910 Views

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New Student Awards Honour Legacy of VIU Alum Micah Messant

December 5, 2019 Friends and family of Micah Messent remember the Vancouver Island University (VIU) graduate as a caring, community-oriented individual who focused on helping those around him. To honour this legacy of supporting and encouraging others, Messent’s family has established an endowment fund through the VIU Foundation that will give Indigenous students in need […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201910 Views

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IKBBC: Over 600 indigenous students share $1.8M in awards*

VICTORIA – Shane Baker is a First Nations student with his sights set on becoming a college instructor. He’s moved closer to achieving that goal courtesy of a $2,000 Indigenous Student Award he recently received from the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. He is one of 612 Indigenous students to receive more than $1.8 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201912 Views

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From Classroom to Courtroom: UBC Prof’s Indigenous Studies Brings Change – TheTyee.ca

Bruce Miller’s work played role in rights cases, whale hunt debate. Part of a series on innovative thinkers in BC’s schools. After Indiana Jones did all that stuff with the idol-stealing — dodging darts, fleeing the giant rock and legitimately aggrieving locals — he returned to the classroom and rows of rapt students. He may […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 20199 Views

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SFU experts available on 30th anniversary of Dec. 6 Montréal massacre

December 6 will mark the 30th anniversary of the l’École Polytechnique de Montréal shootings. On that day in 1989, 14 female engineering students were murdered in Canada’s worst mass shooting. Across Canada, the tragic event is commemorated as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6th every year. While […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201914 Views

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Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute Provides Vital Insight Into Region

Dec 02 2019 The annual Snapshot Report from the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College has been released, providing a wide range of relevant and reliable data that helps support evidence-based decision making across the region. The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College has just released the 2019 Snapshot Report, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201917 Views

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Completion rates up among Indigenous students – Osoyoos Times

December 2, 2019 More local Indigenous students are graduating, new provincial statistics show. The B.C. Ministry of Education’s six-year completion rates report an increase in Indigenous learner completion in the Okanagan-Similkameen. In the 2018/2019 school year, six-year completion rates for Indigenous students are 65.4 per cent, an increase from 56.3 per cent the previous year. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201915 Views

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Scholarships create impact, opportunity and connection for women in the tech sector

November 29, 2019 VANCOUVER: For student Haley Waldhaus, enrolled in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria, it was a role model who helped steer her toward her future. “I found it difficult to imagine what a woman in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) would look like when I was growing up —no one […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201917 Views

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NIC chair and vice chair re-elected for second term

Nov 28, 2019 NIC’s Board of Governors has re-elected chair Jane Murphy and vice chair Eric Mosley to a second term. Both Murphy and Mosley were recently elected by acclamation by the board. They were first elected to their positions last year and will serve another 12 month term. “It’s wonderful to have Jane and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201917 Views

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