Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Research Innovation - RI 119
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