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Announcements – December 2018 – University Affairs

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201833 Views

DEC 05 2018

University of Regina president Vianne Timmons is one of 12 recipients of a 2019 Indspire Award. The awards, formally known as the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, celebrate and encourage excellence throughout Canada’s Indigenous communities. Dr. Timmons grew up in Labrador and is of Mi’kmaq heritage. After she earned her education degree in 1980, her first job was in Granisle, B.C., teaching children on the Babine First Nations Reserve. Under Dr. Timmons’ leadership, U of Regina adopted its 2015-2020 strategic plan – entitled peyak aski kikawinaw, Cree for “We are one with Mother Earth” – with a focus on Indigenization. Dr. Timmons has also overseen the establishment of initiatives such as the Indigenous Advisory Circle, the Aboriginal Student Centre and the position of executive lead, Indigenization, at the university. The Indspire Awards ceremony takes place in Calgary on Feb. 22, 2019.

Algoma University has named Colin Wilson its new director of strategic advancement. Mr. Wilson will work closely with the president on operational matters, stakeholder relations and special projects. Mr. Wilson comes to Algoma from Searchmont Ski Association Inc., where he served as the general manager of the resort for the past three years. Prior to this, he served as program manager of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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