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Dr. Maura Hanrahan is the Special Adviser to the President for Aboriginal Affairs.
Dr. Hanrahan has responsibility for initiating and facilitating the implementation of the report of the 2009 Presidential Task Force on Aboriginal Initiatives on Memorial's teaching campuses.
Chaired by Dr. Evan Simpson, the report contained 22 recommendations in the areas of early intervention, academic programming, support services and employment. Dr. Hanrahan undertakes other activities that build on the Task Force Report and that support Memorial's relationships with the Indigenous organizations and governments of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dr. Hanrahan's work is also aimed at creating a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal people throughout Memorial University and at advancing the university's relationships and partnerships with the Indigenous governments and organizations of the province.
The Special Adviser reports directly to the President and works in close collaboration with the other members of the university's senior academic and administration team.
Dr. Hanrahan is also the Adviser to the Dean of Medicine for Aboriginal Affairs and adjunct professor in the Division of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine.