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Gathering strategies for action 1: Recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty

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Gathering strategies for action 1: Recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

10:00 - 12:00
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Research Innovation - RI 119

Who can attend: 
General public
This open event is hosted by: 
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Regina

This panel session will discuss the practice of recruiting and retaining Indigenous faculty members as part of the reconciliation efforts of the post-secondary sector. With panelists from several Canadian universities, the session will explore the opportunities and challenges involved in hiring and retaining First Nations, Métis, and Inuit faculty, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities. The goal is to identify strategies and structural changes that are necessary to ensure that Indigenous perspectives and peoples can thrive in post-secondary education.

This special session is sponsored by the Indigenous Advisory Circle at the University of Regina.

Opening ceremony: Langan Goforth, Cultural and Traditional Knowledge Keeper, Lead for the Office of Indigenization, University of Regina; Noel Starblanket, Elder and Life Speaker

Speakers: Karla Jessen Williamson, University of Saskatchewan; Kevin Lamoureux, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg | le Centre national pour la vérité et reconciliation, Université de Manitoba, Université de Winnipeg; Bob Kayseas, First Nations University; Ralph Nilson, Vancouver Island University; William Lindsay (moderator), Simon Fraser University