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Okanagan College – College employee receives national recognition at CICan awards – Education News Canada

May 10, 2019 Okanagan College’s Marilyn Alexis is being honoured by colleagues across Canada for her work helping to build connections between the College, the North Okanagan community and Indigenous people and their culture. This week Alexis, an Aboriginal Transition Planner at the College’s Vernon campus, was named the gold medal winner for the Leadership […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201926 Views

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Indigenous Advocate to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree from VIU

May 8, 2019 Celebrating and preserving Indigenous cultures and perspectives through place-based teachings is Frank Brown’s life-long commitment. Brown, a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation, who carries the Hereditary Hemas (Chief) name of Dhadhiyasila (λ.λ.yasila) meaning “preparing for the largest potlatch”, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Vancouver Island University (VIU)in recognition […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201929 Views

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Rush for Indigenous hires at universities opens door to failure, impostors, say academics – CBC

Fierce competition among institutions for Indigenous professors can lead to missteps May 08, 2019 Academic institutions across Canada are feeling the pressure to add more Indigenous staff to their faculty. To meet the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action to close employment gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians, some universities are creating new positions […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201924 Views

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UBC: Researchers team up to protect BC’s forested watersheds

B.C.’s forests and watersheds have taken a beating over the past few years. Wildfires, floods, landslides, and pests such as the Mountain Pine Beetle have all had significant environmental and socio-economic impacts on communities across the province. A new initiative from the Interior University Research Coalition (IURC)—the Disaster Prevention, Response, Recovery and Resilience (Disaster PR3) […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201920 Views

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BC Government: Provincial Child Care Council welcomes new members

May 3, 2019 VICTORIA – Three early care and learning proponents are joining the Provincial Child Care Council, a diverse group providing advice and recommendations to government on developing B.C.’s universal child care plan. Chris Beaton is a proud member of the Mohawk Nation and the current executive director of the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre. He […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201914 Views

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Global Philanthropists Recognized by VIU for Education Advocacy

In recognition of their efforts to empower youth through education, Reeta Roy, President and CEO of the Mastercard Foundation, and Peggy Woo, Strategic Advisor to the Foundation, will receive Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from VIU on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Two women who have positively impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of youth […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201916 Views

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2019 Golf Challenge supports First Nation students at NIC

Register now for the 2019 Nanwakolas Council Corporate Golf Challenge and you will help support First Nations students entering NIC. Date: Jun 7, 2019 Location: Storey Creek Golf Club, Campbell River This year’s challenge takes place June 7 in Campbell River at the Storey Creek Golf Club. “The Golf Challenge is a wonderfully successful event […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201916 Views

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No act of reconciliation is too small,’ says BC advanced education minister – National Observer

May 1st 2019 Verukah Poirier is a third-year Indigenous studies major who lives in residence at the University of British Columbia. Age 21, Poirer has her sights set on law school, having done well in the admission test. Poirier is one of 800 former foster children whose post-secondary tuition fees were waived as part of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201915 Views

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TRU wins national education award for Indigenous student research mentoring

APRIL 30, 2019 KAMLOOPS–Thompson Rivers University has won the 2019 Alan Blizzard Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) for its unique, collaborative Knowledge Makers program. Knowledge Makers is about growing Indigenous researchers, beginning at undergraduate level. A network of 42 members plus supporters at TRU have taken steps to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201921 Views

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