The University of Manitoba is engaged in comprehensive efforts to attract and retain more Indigenous students, faculty and staff; to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and knowledge within its program offerings; and to honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit traditions and cultures in its spaces. Integral to achieving this vision is the Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagment) (VPIE). This key leadership position will advance the University’s strong commitment to Indigenous achievement through its learning, discovery and engagement pathways. The VPIE (this position is currently vacant) partners with academic and administrative units to guide the University’s commitment to embedding Indigenous perspectives into curriculum, programs and research. The VPIE is also responsible for the Indigenous Achievement Office and the Indigenous Student Centre - overseeing their student support programs, services and facilities.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the VPIE is a key member of the University’s senior leadership team and will influence all Indigenous programming at the University of Manitoba and contribute significantly to the local, provincial and national dialogue on Indigenous rights and education.
The University of Manitoba's role in reconciliation, its connections with Indigenous communities, and its commitment to Indigenous achievement are central to the culture we seek to create.