Memorial University is pursuing a number of goals in response to “A Special Obligation,” the report of a 2009 Presidential Task Force on Aboriginal Initiatives. The Office of the Special Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs coordinates this work in collaboration with other University offices and personnel.
April 1, 2016
This internal committee will provide advice and support related to academic programming, student support services and public engagement. It includes representatives from the Labrador Institute, Grenfell Campus, Marine Institute and the St. John’s campus.
From left are Donna Ball, Sonja Knutson, Paul Banahene Adjei, Kelly Anne Butler, Lynn Kendall, Scott Neilsen, Gerald Anderson, Carolyn Sturge Sparkes and Catharyn Andersen.
PHOTO: CHRIS HAMMOND
April 1, 2016
With guidance from members of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Scott Neilsen has been working on transforming the current Aboriginal Studies minor program into a university certificate. A new anchor course called Critical Reading and Writing in Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies will be available this fall.
March 31, 2016
Over the last three years, Memorial has been investigating what a space devoted to Aboriginal programming and culture could accomplish and what it would look like. The concept design, by Fougere Menchenton Architecture, was recently approved. The next step is to develop a detailed request for proposals. Memorial plans to seek private sector funding for the building; once these commitments have been secured, the project can get underway.
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