Indigenous Programs and Services Expanding on Canadian Campuses

Posted on June 20th, 2016

Canada’s universities have scaled up programs and services specifically designed to meet the needs of Indigenous students. From 2013 to 2015, academic programming for Indigenous students increased 33 percent, along with growth in targeted services and support.

“Education is an important pathway to reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada,” says Paul Davidson, president of Universities Canada. “By working together with Indigenous leaders, communities and scholars, universities have made important changes to support access and success for Indigenous students in higher education. But more must be done. University leaders are committed to bringing further improvements to curriculum, services and governance structures to ensure that Indigenous culture and knowledge are reflected in all parts of the university community.”

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