Province mandates UBC develop action plan in response to Truth and Reconciliation Commission – Ubyssey Online

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Nov. 1, 2018

Spurred on by the province, UBC is working on a comprehensive action plan to advance its commitments to support Indigenous communities.

Outlined in a letter from Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark to BC’s public institutions, the mandate asks the university to develop a “comprehensive post-secondary strategy” in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) 94 Calls to Action and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Accordingly, the university is in the process of creating an action plan to “complement” the university’s 2018 Indigenous Strategic Plan, according to Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot.

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