Indigenous Community Engagement Dialogue Sessions
The Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) leads the development and implementation of a university-wide strategy that promotes reconciliation, advances UM’s commitment to Indigenous engagement and achievement through initiatives, programs, curriculum and research and addresses anti-Indigenous racism. A priority of the OVPI is to develop an Indigenous community engagement action plan that supports Indigenous learners, community-led research and community development goals.
Purpose of the Sessions
The OVPI is hosting a series of Indigenous Community Engagement Dialogue Sessions beginning in March, 2022 to hear from Indigenous students, educators, community members and leaders. Together we will explore different themes that were identified as priority areas:
• Community Service Projects
• Cultural and Community Competency Training for Faculty and Staff
• Building Good Relationships
• Supporting Indigenous Learners
• Pre-University Preparation
• Extra-Curricular Learning Opportunities
• Creating Pathways to Post-Secondary
• Connecting Indigenous Students with Labour Market Opportunities
• Supporting Community Research and Evaluation
Our goal is to identify concrete actions that we can take as we co-design a new way forward.
How to Participate
We are inviting Indigenous students, educators, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, community members and leaders to join these discussions. Please sign up for the sessions that are relevant to you. Each session will have a maximum of 20 participants. If registration is full, you will be added to a waiting list. If there is enough interest, additional sessions may be added.
These sessions have completed and registration is closed. Thank you to all of our participants! If you have questions about the sessions or are looking for additional information, please email email@example.com